In an interview with Kerrang!
published February 20, 1988, lead vocalist Biff Byford
said of this track it is about the sinking of the Titanic
, but the song can be seen as a metaphor for people's belief in things being unsinkable.
departed from Southampton on its maiden voyage on April 10, 1912, calling at France and then Ireland en route to New York. On April 14, it hit an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland and sank with the loss of over 1500 lives.