Eliot Sumner is the child of Gordon Sumner, better known as Sting. Dead Arms & Dead Legs was the first single off of Sumner’s 2nd album, Information. According to Sumner, the song was inspired by walking around Stonehenge and thinking about what it all meant. I have been to Stonehenge and I can verify that, if you can actually get away from all the tourists, walking around the centuries-old monument will make you question your place in the universe. It will also remind you to buy a new calendar.
Of course, if you know your British sci-fi, it might also make you think of the fate of Prof. Quatermass.