Noel Gallagher wrote the line, "Stand up beside the fireplace, take that look from off your face" because when he was a kid, his mother used to make him stand next to the fireplace and have photos taken. He always looked grumpy in these photos, so she told him to take that look from off his face.
Guitarist Noel Gallagher sang lead on this one instead of their normal vocalist, Liam Gallagher.
The Beatles - and especially John Lennon - were a huge influence on Oasis, and that influence is perhaps most apparent in this song. The piano intro was taken from Lennon's "<a href="https://www.songfacts.com/facts/john-lennon/imagine">Imagine</a>," and the line "So I start a revolution from my bed" is a reference to the sing, who staged a famous "bed-in" to promote peace. Noel told interviewer Daniel Rachel (<i>The Art of Noise: Conversations with Great Songwriters</i>) that he borrowed the line "the brains I had went to my head" from Lennon's tape-recorded notes for a memoir he was planning to write before his death.
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