Songwriter Dean Sobers explains the story behind the song that the BBC’s Tom Robinson called “a work of howling genius”:
“Many years ago I overheard an argument that escalated into a fight. I was living in a shared house with a man somewhere in his sixties and a younger man in his late teens.
They’d barely got along, and things teetered over the edge when a car jack – belonging to the older man – went missing from the hallway. I bravely listened to the whole thing from my room, then scampered away and wrote a song about it. I was aiming for Sparks, like most musicians are.
I’ve recorded three versions of the song. The one on Ground is the saddest.”