It's been written thousands of times but I just wanted to add a comment in honour of Stuart Cable, whose recent death seemed to add a really tragic dimension to this song.
It's an epic. Rest in peace, Stuart.
when they played this live at the secc, allong with a few other tracks. Everyone sang allong, just one of those songs. And i love it and i love the music that band makes. And i totally agree with kelly jones about how most modern music is mass-produced and is sh*t, especially the stuff from pop-idle and x-factor, they just make it worse. looking at you dizzie and you jedward. These are both examples of embarassments to the name music, They are not musical at all. sorry bout that but i get carried away sometimes but "music" isnt made anywhere near the way it used to. Bands used to be inspired by an event in their lives to write a song, and put their emotions into it, and really put their heart and sould into it, and you could feel it when listening. Now its not inspired by anyhting but money and greed. Acts like dizzie leave the writing part to his producer, he sings it, and he gets money. Its just wrong. But yeah this is a fine example of proper music :)