Bassist Tom Fleming (from Drowned In Sound): " Supposed to be a miniature epic, a Springsteen song on Coltrane chords. There were two pianos, a good one and a bad one. We of course chose the bad one, you can hear it grunting and fussing throughout."
Fleming explained to Drowned in Sound how the song evolved: "It was first a song about fear - 'don't open that door', but flipping that into something positive opened up the whole song and led it to be what it is. Cixous - 'If you forget to love me for even an instant, my life would be instantly obliterated like a dream.' I'm not claiming we've given it that heaviness, but we're aware that exists."
The bedrock of David Guetta's Nicki Minaj-featuring single "Hey Mama" is a sample of "Rosie," a 1940s prison recording from folk archivist Alan Lomax that songwriter Esther Dean first showed the French DJ on YouTube.
"Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who is about a revolution, but it doesn't have a happy ending, since in the end the new regime becomes just like the old one. Pete Townshend thought that whoever was in power was destined to become corrupt.