The Wombats drummer Dan Haggis spoke to the BBC Newsbeat program about this song. He explained: "It's about coming off tour and not really assimilating with normal life easily which is something we all suffer from It's like coming up from under the sea and feeling disorientated."
The video sees the band become 3D game characters in a platform-style video game. Frontman Matthew Murphy revealed to the NME January 24, 2009 that the promo was initially set to much more X-rated. He moaned: "They toned it down, they said we couldn't really have characters having promiscuous sex in the corner." Murphy added that he was wasn't happy about the video's depiction of his drinking skills either: "If you look carefully you can see I drink about two halves of beer and I'm absolutely slammed. Maybe we should think of it as golden absinthe instead."
"Piano Man" was inspired by Billy Joel's time playing at a piano bar in Los Angeles. The "real estate novelist" was a guy who always talked about writing a book, but spent all his spare time in the bar.
In Gary Numan's "Cars," the message is that cars lead to a mechanical society devoid of personal interaction. This didn't stop automakers from using it in commercials. Both Nissan and Oldsmobile have used it in ads.