This song was written after the financial crash of October 2008. Frontman and lyricist Tom Smith explained to The News of the World September 20, 2009: "The original inspiration for that track was a Banksy painting. It shows the House Of Commons but instead of MPs it's full of monkeys. I think after the events of last year, all of us have a lack of trust in those in power. The idea that made me laugh - and I wrote the lines with my tongue firmly in my cheek - was the greed of these people and the notion of them chomping manically on raw flesh. That image became central to the song."
Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.