The song itself is a thinly-veiled imitation of The Beatles
' 'I am the Walrus
'. The album, which was actually called 'The Seeds of Love', took four years, three producers, and a quarter of a million pounds to record, partially due to an array of guest musicians including Kate St. John and Phil Collins
, oddly enough, who played drums on 'Woman in Chains'.
It, this single, and 'Woman in Chains' were quite popular at the time; since then, Curt Smith left the band, and Roland Orzabal has released two further Tears for Fears albums, without anything approaching the same impact.