Picking up where Sit Down left off, Born of Frustration is James’ finest rallying cry (which is saying a lot given how strong the band’s anthems have been over their lengthy career). Opening up with a series of guttural howls from frontman Tim Booth, the song instantly grabs you by the collar, looks you dead in the eye and pulls you into an uncomfortable embrace as it whispers proto-Dr. Phil-isms like “stop talking about who’s to blame when all that counts is how to change” into your ears. It’s powerful stuff, and cathartic to anyone who feels overwhelmed by the daily grind.
The main point of the song is that the world is cruel and disappointing, but connecting with someone can make all the pain worth it. Then again, not being able to connect can just add to all the confusion and frustration. Or at the very least make you feel like your living in the weirdest dream where nothing is the way it seems. - Bigfoot