This song finds The Fixx lead singer and lyricist Cy Curnin singing about the aftermath of a nuclear fall out. In our 2012 interview with Curnin
, he said that this tune, along with "Stand or Fall
," echoed "back to that sense of impotence that I felt after 9/11." He explained: "I was feeling that sense of impotence back then in the early '80s or late '70s when Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were getting in bed together, metaphorically speaking, and designing a whole defense system that involved Europeans' lives without asking us - it was never on any electorate ballot that I can remember. That struck a chord."