“It makes a good complement to Imagination. In some ways, it’s almost a related topic, although it’s more about delusion. If it’s a solution to the delusion, I don’t know. [Laughs]
“A lot of it’s inspired by the milieu that’s around you. All during the time that I was wrapping up the album, we were also wrapping up a political season. There seemed to be so much delusion in that entire process. It’s certainly courteous to take people at their word, but when you know they’re lying, it’s no longer courtesy – it’s stupid.
“Just taking people at their word and believing that they believe what they say, in the midst that it’s so unbelievable, well, it tends to make you think that people operate under ulterior motives most of the time. Most of the time they’re trying to hide something, and either they’re hiding it from you or they’re trying to hide it from themselves.”