Jonathan Higgs wrote the song at a time when he was feeling quite separate from society as a whole. He explained to The Line Of Best Fit
: "I was feeling quite hateful towards my own country and my own place in the world, and feeling like I didn't really like Britain or what it stands for. I don't necessarily feel like that all the time, but I do sometimes."
"The song has this theme of fat pouring down the streets and clogging every hole - that's how I was feeling about the general public, me included," Higgs added. "We're just this blobby, inactive, privileged, big, pale blob, and I wanted to use this metaphor of this massive fat-tsunami washing through the city streets and going into the gutters. That was how I felt; it was how I felt about a big do-nothing society that hadn't changed. It all comes back to being fat really... it's like one of the things that you just see; I'm kind of fat, and I don't like that about myself."