The track is sung from the perspective of a citizen living under a totalitarian system, who has grown fearful about his family's future while still feigning adoration for his dictator leader. The "We love you" refrain was also designed to be interpreted as an expression of gratitude to the OMD listener base; the group's fanclub was invited to appear in the single's accompanying music video. The song was sampled in the early 1990s for BBC Wales's Scrum V programme.
^Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 224. ISBN0-646-11917-6. N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA from mid-1983 until 19 June 1988.