“Believe it or not, this is about Richard Ashcroft. He always seemed to me to not be very happy with what was going on around him, almost trying too hard. That’s why it goes, ‘He was bound with the weight of all the words he tried to say’. I always felt he was born at the wrong time, and in the wrong place, and he was always trying to say the right things, but they came out wrong.
"I played him the song, and he nearly started crying. I was like, 'Come on, hold yourself together, son! Easy now.’ In a way, it’s about all my friends who are in groups. We are bound with the weight of all the words we have to say. We’re always looking for more.”- Noel Gallagher on Cast No Shadow ('95 Select Magazine)
I know that by keeping others at a distance you avoid a betrayal of your trust, for while you may not be hurt that way, you mustn’t forget that you must endure the loneliness. Man cannot erase this sadness, because all men are fundamentally alone.