This song finds Richard Hawley bemoaning a society that has been told, "don't look up into the sky, look in your hands."
Richard Hawley suspects Nancy Kerr is not pleased with what he did to her viola part on this song. He told Uncut: "I played it from an iPhone at the bottom of a big metal bin, and re-recorded it from the top, because I wanted that sort of Bollywood edge to it. She looked at me as if I dropped some acid."
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.