Murdoch recalled the story of the song to Drowned in Sound
: "In the aftermath of the 2010 UK general election I thought to myself, 'one of these days I'm going to write a political song.' Or at least 'one of these I'm going to have to write down how I feel about current events.' And then I didn't do it."
"But I did get a picture in my head of a girl. She was sitting at a big old wooden table in a basement kitchen in an old house. She was alone, comfortable, just finished a big bowl of ice cream, pondering at that ponderous kind of age. And I wondered what she thought of politics and the whole situation. So I wrote the song through her and it turned into Cat With The Cream."
"It was a good thinking table, and for a person in dark times, it was also a good praying table, and we will forgive her if most of the praying she did was for herself."
"I guess, she was praying for someone bigger, braver, wiser to come along than the average 'leader' of the day. In the books she had read there was always a King."