That paper is such an interesting read, & made me wonder if Moz does this sort of thing instinctively, or deliberately.
Either way, he's a complete genius.
I agree with your judgment of the song, I have always loved this one
Its one that, for me, sits next to Art Hounds in terms of the spirit of disdain. In Art Hounds, as you are aware, M mocks the Middle Class ( city) Culture vultures. The type who don't really have any deep loves, so they hide this behind proxy socially respected artists and art pieces (which they possibly don't even really understand)
The type that loves the Guardian culture page, subscribe to the usual lefty politics of the age. They think they are "worldly" when in reality they are the biggest provincialists going. London really is brimming with these people these days.
This song is as scathing as Art Hounds. M takes aim at those loathable middle class, again, This type of middle-class person would help any old beggar from Africa or the Middle East but have nothing but disdain for the white working-class of England,
These people who work in the media and government forgo charity and a helping hand and in its place is hatred and open disrespect.
These people who make government policy that traps and squeezes the ever brave young mums. They aim to cut off any inch of progression.
Even if you go to uni, they await to pounce any time your accent slips or you have a gap in your cultural awareness.
These people could be the same type who are the art hounds or if not, they live in the same street and stand next to each other in a ethnic coffee shop
This quote "creates a song whose meaning relies on the ambiguous inter-relationship between the socio-political context, the lyrical content, and musical structure and sound as they relate to issues of gendered embodiment in particular."
Means nothing in particular , it could have been used in regard to songs from Bob Dylan to East 17