"NSEW" As I mentioned somewhere earlier, this is one of my favorite tracks on the album. I loved it from the first time I heard it and still get a kick when I hear it. It's staying power with me is a bit odd because it's usually the tracks that don't hit me between the eyes that become favorites over time, and the ones I like immediately upon first listen tend to lose their impact over time. Not so with this one, though trying to identify just exactly why is difficult. Again (I know it's old hat saying this but it's true!), PK and MWP reach jangle perfection! Add in the atmospheric soundscapes (is that a word?) and I still find it irresistible. A perfect 80's song but without the cheese so much of the decades music suffered from. Thanks especially to Mr. Ploog for that. I always thought of this as a more rocking sibling to "Destination". Those backing vocals slay me every time. Spot on assessment by Efus that this was the last of the big backing vocal albums. Love the texture and dimension they add to the early Church. The line "the face of today is just a scalpel away" adds many layers of meaning to the track. Great lyric. I think you may be onto something there about the chorus. It's definitely the chorus that makes it special, though I don't think the band is unconvincing during the verses, even if they are a bit ho-hum compared to the chorus. I'd never thought about it that way but I understand where you're coming from.