This piece is a classic example of the musical variation
of second wave ska. A B-side on The Specials'
Ghost Town single, Friday Night, Saturday
Morning, never saw the light of an album. Straying
from reggae more than other The Specials tunes, it represents
not simply the two-toned racial construction of
second wave ska, but the two-toned musical influence
of traditional Jamaican ska and British punk.
The irony in this song is that while the lyricist lives
a highly social weekend, he spends quite a bit of time on
the edge of the dance floor and still feels lonely
when the night is over.