If you're having trouble ascertaining the meaning of this song, that's because it's intentionally obtuse. The idea behind much of the White Bear
album is that there are no real answers out there, so it's best not to look for them. "It's a fairly purposely un-cohesive look at society," Temperance Movement guitarist Paul Sayer said in his Songfacts interview
. "It's more having fun with words and a lot of ideas without any real answers. A bit more of a comment on society."