Running to around five minutes, the title track is the last song on The Art Of Falling Apart
album. In a January 1983 interview with Melody Maker
, Marc Almond said "I always like the survivors, the people who are so untogether, whose lives are in total turmoil, but they're so skilled at holding themselves together that they'll pick themselves up despite the debt in the bank, the house falling down, the broken relationship..."
The message of the song appears to be it is inspirational to claw your way back from the gutter or from the brink of destruction, which is true, but better not to have got into that situation in the first place?
Alexander Baron - London, England