Graffin: "The lyrics discuss how we as humans struggle to form our world view. That is why religion was such an easy target — not to tear it down, but to identify its fatal flaws. It claims to offer a world view, but not one that resonates with us."
The silence/break near the end where Greg says 'I want something... (silence)... moooooore" was realized by splicing a piece of blank leader tape to the tape the song was recorded on. The result is dead silence. The same method was applied at the end of Blenderhead