Without Thinking

Album: Computers And Blues (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • The song's protagonist has been spending far too long playing computer games. The Streets' Mike Skinner explained to The Daily Record: "There's a lot of SAS-type language in this and it's about that feeling when you've been playing Call of Duty for two days straight and you leave the house actually thinking there are snipers in the window."

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