Becky Baxter / Conal O’Donoghue / Shauna McGarrity / John McNulty
A song about prostitution; a song about tainted love; a song about dysfunctional relationships.
There’s no point being coy about it: this is a song about prostitution. This one originates from John who tells us that he got the idea after watching a late night documentary on the television. The rest of the band, however, enjoy few things better than suggesting it is auto-biographical in nature … and speculating as to the type of “documentaries” that John watches!
An ominous and oppressive riff leads in to an unsettling vocal … and the furtive nature of the ‘transaction’ at the heart of the lyrics is emphasised by a mournful bass line. The effect is completed by a minor key solo that is both edgy and disquieting. All in all, the track is designed to impart a tawdry and squalid feel to the lyrics which conveys what it is: a song about prostitution, a song about tainted love and a song about dysfunctional relationships. Pretty gloomy and perturbing stuff, in fact.