All fucked up and nowhere to go
Somewhat of a stadium rock anthem that falls in the middle of things.
It’s perfectly enjoyable, sounds nicely crunchy and large, has power to it and such. I really like the verses me, especially the ones after the first chorus. It’s not just the weak synth string, it’s the way James sings the latter verses.
But despite being perfectly enjoyable, it’s not perfectly great or anything. On the album it does its job fine but there’s not much reason to raise it out in any sort of positive or negative discussion about the songs of the album. It does sport one of the more quality-consistent lyrics on Send Away the Tigers although the repetition of the title (I can’t help it but “patsy” is just such a damn silly word) and the cliché critter “I need an angel from above” dampen things around and about.
I prefer the original live premiere (during XFM’s Winter Wonderland thing in 2006) over the studio version personally, simply because the “I’m just a patsy” speech quote sampling on the album version wasn’t in use yet and instead you had a raunchy “ONE, TWO, THREE, FOURRRRRRRRR” from James. Sounds better.