Song's chords A♯, Dm, G, C, F, Em, D
Album Phantom Power
Info about song
Piccolo Snare is track 5 on Phantom Power - SFA's 6th Album. "Piccolo Snare is a song about societies torn apart by war and the waste of human life for nothing, pawns in a worthless game. A lot of the vocabulary for that song comes from the Falklands War, the Malvinas War, whatever you want to call it: "Tumbledown" and "Skyhawks", etcetera. It could be about any war, but that was a war I remembered from when I was a kid where people from my area were dying, as the media tried to maintain some ridiculous degree of jingoism...Apart from using the vocabulary it's generally a song about people's misguided belief in flags. All flags are tarnished; they were only invented so that people wouldn't shoot their own side in the war. It's a song in at least three parts. It starts off folk rock in feel, and builds up to a cosmic funk coda!" Gruff Rhys Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.