Frontman Harry McVeigh told The Independent January 16, 2009 that this song is "about an escape from those dark feelings."
The words that lyricist/bassist Charles Cave writes for McVeigh to sing are generally full of doom and gloom. The line "There's no place like home," in this song seems on the face of it, more hopeful than most. However Cave admitted to The Independent that it "is meant to be sarcastic."
John Lennon wrote "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" about Richard Cooke, a hunter he met at the Maharishi's camp in India. Cooke hasn't shot anything since the camp, except with his camera - he became a freelance photographer for National Geographic.
There was a rumor in the Soviet Union that The Beatles had secretly visited the U.S.S.R. and given a private concert for the children of top Communist party members. They believed the song "Back In The U.S.S.R." was written because of the concert. Actually, some fans still believe so.