“This is another song where Marco and Mike get to improvise quite a bit. There’s a lot of parts where we all have to be together, but there’s other places that allow the guys to put their own twist on things. Marco goes out and plays something completely different and amazing every night, and we just stare at him to make sure we know where he’s heading.
“I love playing it. It’s probably one of the more well-received songs in the show, because it’s very dry and detail oriented, and people can tell that we’re focusing on one another. With A Door Into Summer, everybody’s sort of grooving and it’s a big wall of sound, so I think people get swept up in the spirit of the whole thing. With Lies And Truths, it puts your attention on these four guys wrestling this python of a song.
“The parts aren’t that crazy-difficult, but the fact that I allow everybody to improvise, that’s what introduces the danger element. That’s also what makes it fun at the end of the night, when we’re laughing about having tried something new and how it worked… Or we’re laughing at how we crashed and burned.”