I'll be honest--the lyrics to this song read a bit like hieroglyphics. Then again David's never been a straightforward fellow. But the vibe I get is one of accepting and making peace with one's past, however glorious or ugly (hence the title, or the lines "I've never done good things/I've never done bad things/I've never done anything out of the blue), while moving on toward the future, whatever it may be.
The music seems to give weight to this. Full of disjointed electronic effects, synths, ambient vocals and spoken words, creates a texture of sounds that have neither a beginning or ending. Oh, and whatever you do, don't mess with Major Tom. Mama said you'd never get things done otherwise. Get into it below.