Everything Everything vocalist Jonathan Higgs told The Line Of Best Fit
about the song's lyrical content. "It's difficult to describe, but it's basically a very angry rant at pretty much everyone, including myself, with a central theme of 'you don't give enough, you say you're gonna change but you never have the time', but then me replying with 'I'm preparing, I'm gonna do something... it might be good, it might be bad, but in my animal heart I'm getting ready,'" he explained. "The verses are these quite insulting lines telling everyone that they're stupid s--ts [laughs]. It's a nasty sentiment, but I'm just as bad."
"Some of the funniest stuff on the record happens in that song too, like the line 'Eyes so close together makes it hard for the sniper,' and I don't know if anyone's realised that," Higgs continued. "Me and my brother, when we were kids playing games, we'd talk about sniping each other right between the eyes, but in a cartoon, if you're stupid your eyes are so close together they're touching and it makes it impossible to shoot between them... I find it funny anyway [laughs]."