Under Your Thumb

Album: What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Many of you can probably look back at the beginning of a relationship where there's that thought bugging you - are they up for it as much as you are? "Thumb" finds vocalist Justin Young singing about a new girl called Eleanor whom might or might not be stringing him along. He told NME: "This song talks about the idea of starting something new and being under someone's thumb, funnily enough. It was the first one I wrote for the album."
  • Those of you of a certain age will probably recall the 1966 Rolling Stones "Under My Thumb," which upset some feminist groups because of Mick Jagger's lyrics about dominating a woman.

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