Glenn Tipton says:
“What a terrific statement. There’s a bit of a rebel quality to it. It’s us saying, ’We know what we’re doing.’ Even though we were pretty young at the time, we were asserting our independence.
“Is it punk? I guess there’s that essence. It was in the air at the time, the whole us-against-the-establishment movement. But that’s always happening. We just decided to write a song about it.”
KK Downing says:
“You could write this song today and it would still be relevant. Back then, we were tired of people putting us down for having long hair and thinking that we were nothing. Young kids nowadays probably feel the same way with how they dress and wear their hair.
“As metal artists, we were seen as louts and what have you, so this is us saying, 'No, we do matter. We’re important and we’re not stupid.’”