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John Connolly: “This song is cool, man. This was one of the earliest riffs that we worked on. The main riff was on one of Clint’s demos – it’s very Clint Lowery, and it’s awesome. It had this real dirty, almost Nine Inch Nails-like vibe to it.
“What’s funny is, I don’t know if Clint got to write at all past the riff, because once Morgan and I got our hands on it, we went for it. Lajon came up with the ‘picture perfect’ line, and it was just killer. It was the melody, it was the note, it was everything – the whole deal. We took it to Clint, and he was blown away. I think he wasn’t seeing past the riff, which can happen. But without the riff, we wouldn’t have had anything.
“It’s one of my favorite songs. It’s not super-heavy, it’s dirty – dirty in a different way. It’s not a metal kind of heavy, which is totally cool.
“The separation, the loss, the looking back – emotionally, the song is talking about being wronged by somebody. But at the end of the day, it’s about your own point of view. Your picture-perfect point of view is the only one you’ve got. LJ hit that line, and we knew we had a special song.”