The song starts off with a reversed sample of jumbled voices recorded off the radio one night. (Smith has stated that the only distinguishable voice in the sample is Germaine Greer's.) A steady drum beat finally gives way to the anger of Smith's guitar and vocals, erupting with the final lines "I must fight this sickness, find a cure" finishing the album and the trilogy.
The song is the last song on which Laurence Tolhurst is credited with drumming on in the studio, and also the last song played before "The Cure Is Dead" at the infamous concert on 11 June 1982 in Belgium.
The song was also played on the 1983 mini tour (without the sample at the beginning) and occasionally on the tours for The Top, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me and even once on the tour for Wish. In 2000, the song started recurring in Cure setlists, and was most recently played on the Trilogy concerts.