We brought you sensitivity and you never knew
Another acoustic b-side moment. Unlike a lot of the others in the Manics canon, Ain’t Goin’ Down is actually quite upbeat and celebratory. And, you know, a bit full of itself but it’s a Generation Terrorists song, you have to expect some kind of stagger. A bit of a “fuck you, we’re awesome and you can’t take us down” torchsong, but as a campfire singalong version.
Probably the catchiest chorus in a James solo performance song but like all acoustic b-sides, it ultimately pales in comparison to their other moments. One of the best ones though.