McCluskey stated that he "wasn't really politically motivated to write the song", which was informed by a fascination with World War II bombers. The One Show. This page was last edited on 14 Juneat This helped us define our own sound. We were a pair of anoraks with a fascination for old trains and aeroplanes, which inevitably led me to write about Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The song looks back almost wistfully to the point in history when that state of existence was brought into being.
When I hear 'conditions normal' it makes me think that the narrator is angry that all these people are dying and all that matters is that the pilot is fine.
Alpha Papa and Ex Machina. I think it also has the sense of the pilot's mother whou would be proud of the son. If you think of 'Electricity', 'Enola Gay', 'Souvenir' — in a lot of our songs the melody was the chorus'.
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