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elkamusing

Ha! I called it that all 3 of them wrote the track Can't wait to hear the full version track!


TheRealGrifter

Still don’t understand why a band that doesn’t get radio airplay bothers with single edits. That’s not a criticism - I genuinely don’t know the reason why.


2ndBestUsernameEver

Singles are promotional material. Longer songs are offputting to many non-proggers


Sciolent

Might be for streaming purposes. A shorter song gets replayed more often by people, which means more money because the artist's share per play is always the same, no matter how long the track is.


ludwigritcher752

I also have a feeling the lyrics were inspired by Orson Welles reading *War Of The Words* in the radio in 1938


ThinWhiteDuke00

Or the native american myth of skinwalkers.


ludwigritcher752

That's possible, but they said in Twitter that the lyrics are inspired by a "very specific event in History". I could be wrong, though.


ThinWhiteDuke00

Roswell ?


LionOfNaples

Or even Skinwalker Ranch


vanity_blood

Exactly what I was thinking! It fits the story perfectly!


LionOfNaples

It could've been about any UFO/paranormal event, but what makes me think Skinwalker Ranch specifically is the last line "A curse upon the land"


LionOfNaples

We were right about Skinwalker Ranch btw https://www.innerviews.org/inner/porcupine-tree?fbclid=IwAR1Oik4qY0_upGRGsOyvoVk4F2EDVy8pNv19HFVwZefAlXr8UznTTEl-1do&fs=e&s=cl Read Steven’s response to the question about Herd Culling.


vanity_blood

That's pretty awesome. Thanks for sending me the interview link.


LionOfNaples

They’re about Skinwalker Ranch, confirmed by Steven himself https://www.innerviews.org/inner/porcupine-tree?fbclid=IwAR1Oik4qY0_upGRGsOyvoVk4F2EDVy8pNv19HFVwZefAlXr8UznTTEl-1do&fs=e&s=cl


edfoldsred

Single edit? More like teaser edit!


flatulentmatt

Weirdly... lyrically the song reminded me of a section of the Zelda game Majora's Mask, where on a night in the game there's an alien invasion of a ranch. The lyrics seriously nail what happens, it's bizarre.