This is the best oasis single. And not on any of the original albums it is on the rrelease of defanletey maybey and some inports it is one of nole Gallaghers best songs and whit the best b sides it is a true classic and a must for any oasis fan it is oasis at there verey best and should of been a number one single it probably the best single not to make it to number one but number two is good for me the best single oasis release in the uk from one of the best bands in uk ever apart from the stone roses
Lyrically, 'Whatever's insistence that 'I'm free to do whatever like, if it's wrong or right it's alright', or 'it always seems to me that you only see what people want you to see' cried disillusion and rebellion in equal measure.
Musically, the track effectively fuses the exciting and insistent guitar and drum work of rock music with the swelling flow of a string orchestra to produce a track which captured the sense of melancholic rebellion that the lyrics convey.
For me it is this sense of disillusion, partly offset by the ironic hedonism of youth (ala Cigarettes & Alcohol), that really distinguished the genius of Oasis is Noel Gallagher's song writing prime from the merely rebellious but actually quite fatuous angst driven whaling of contemporary American bands or the arrogant pretensions to greatness of rock and role stalwarts of the 1960s.
Amazing 4 track EP. Not happy with this masterpiece, we have (It's Good) To Be Free, Half The World Away (another "is it a b-side?" tune) and the epic Slide Away. It is SO good to listen all the details instead of MP3 quality files.