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[Via Wikipedia] Written in late 1983, the song is about the state of Britain, a more focused variant of “Straight to Hell”, mixed with choruses calling for national identity.
The song makes up an accurate list of the problems in Britain circa 1984, addressing inner-city violence (particularly knives), urban alienation, life on council estates, unemployment, Britain’s dying motorcycle industry, a South Atlantic winter that had recently killed hundreds of young Britons, racism and police corruption as well as two very common subject matters in the mid-’80s – the Falklands War and the consumerist, subservient mind-set of many of Britons at the time.
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