Peter Gabriel once described this song as “a satirical story about a basic human urge… success.”
This song tells the story of a man from a small town who grows to be larger than life. Too symbolize the narrator growing in size, the song ends with Gabriel’s voice on the line “And the bulge in my big, big, big, big…” continual processed to get lower, lower and lower.
Producer Daniel Lanois explains that because of Gabriel’s management telling them not to make the song too racy, they took out the final word of the song which would have been the word “Pants.
The memphis horns, who also appeared on ” played on this one, as did Stewart Copeland of The Police, who contributed drums.
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