What does Ulysses mean?
Ulysses is the Roman name for Odysseus, the main character of the Greek epic “The Odyssey”. He was the king of Ithaca, fought in the Trojan War, then faced all sorts of obstacles on his journey home. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odysseus “Ulysses” is also a very famous and controversial novel by Irish author James Joyce. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_(no… I’m not familiar with Franz Ferdinand’s new stuff, and I can’t really give you any insight into the lyrics. Some people discuss what they think the song means here: http://www.songmeanings.