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This lyrically intelligent look at the music world is about signing to a label, and 'having lots of money and absolutely no idea what the fuck to do with your life' -- so said Thom at the band's 1993 Gothenburg, Sweden show.

Thom's skill with metaphors is evident as he explores the control a record company wields over its artists.

The song was a live favorite throughout the early part of the band's career, but was dropped from their set list around mid-1995.

A live version of the song, a b-side to the 'Pop Is Dead' single, was recorded at a Town and Country Club gig in February 1993, when the band supported Belly. It contains these lyrics, added after the second chorus: 'They can kiss my ass!'.