I miss the 80s so much sometimes I could cry. As much as I appreciate the progress we have made technologically since then, I see a lot of other societal aspects I would rather not have and I also see more loss of freedom with more technological advancement. That song came out when I was like 15 or 16. Life was a very interesting time for us younger people then. We were still in a cold war with the Bear and people felt that nuclear annihilation could and would happen at any time, it was always in the back of everyone's mind. If you were to ask any American at the time if they though sooner or later the nukes would come down, they would say yes. We didn't know much about the Bear and what we saw on TV were a bunch of gray people who had nothing and perhaps their only goal was to destroy us while we were so busy partying and shopping without a care in mind.