This song is a full-on-rap that deals with issues of prejudice and unity. The Sun July 4, 2008 asked Tricky if he'd ever done anything like this before. He replied: "That was a new thing, even though the start of my music career was based around rap. I enjoyed being political on that track. It's me trying to understand what the f--k is going on. I could be Muslim, I could be Jewish, I could be a Ku Klux Klan guy - but we all bleed. We're all the same but we don't have anything in common. I grew up in a mixed-race family and, at Christmas, saw people who were very white and very dark. To us, it was normal. I think it's strange how we get separated by religion or color."
New Order took the title for "Blue Monday" from an illustration, which read "Goodbye Blue Monday," in the Kurt Vonnegut book Breakfast Of Champions. The image referred to the invention of the washing machine improving housewives' lives.