Lyric discussion by smoth 

I'd like to think that this song is about standing up for yourself against people in authority.

For Thom it's probably the government, most likely new labour and Blair, as he was in power during the writing of the song.

But I hope that others take the message and use it to bolster themselves against those who try to suppress us. If we are decent enough, we have friends and family and no matter who you are, you will never beat us all. and we will die fighting if we have to.

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