A bitter-sweet kaleidoscope
Okay, so it’s practically a complete re-write of You Stole the Sun from My Heart – drum machine ever present in the back, jangly and placid verse meets grand rocker of a chorus – but let’s not let that bother us. It’s different enough. The more electronic touch really makes it its own song, even the guitar jangle in the verse sounds processed as hell. Which is cool, mind you.
I first heard this song on a hot, sunny summer day after buying the single from a music store during one of my visits to my sister’s apartment. I listened to it in her bedroom, showered by warm sunshine, excited like an archeologist uncovering a new hidden treasure that could change one’s world. And in a way it did for this fanboy, like every new Manics track at the time did.
It’s still ace.
And the lyrics are quite awesome in their complete abstractness. Do they make sense? Who cares!