This Sneaker Pimps song, from the album Becoming X, is said to have been written about the re-introduction of certain cultural flaws as a conceptual mechanism; turning the once weakness into an affirmation of power. It lays out in the open (bare, for all to see) the reality of those who draw upon weakness in order to be popular, whether the act is conscious or not.
Kelli Dayton provided the vocals for this song; her powerful, yet soft voice adding to the relatively simple lyrics. This song proves beyond all doubt how minimal lyrics can reflect startlingly deep meaning. In combination - building music, vocals and the lyrics of this song blow me away, on a delicate yet wild burst of melody.
"Straw spun from gold, she craves a tortured soul
All doom and gloom, she plays an open wound"