Matthews gave Vogelism
the story behind the song: "Initially, the song was about a past lover. The main character is frustrated because he can't control the subject of the song, the woman he desires. This infuriates him to the point where he decides to infiltrate her dreams - ultimately making her life a nightmare. The lead character thinks he's in love, but he's actually just frustrated that his affections are not being reciprocated. He has focused all his anger on his own inadequacies. And he's doing a damn fine job of it, and it's a little bit humorous, too.
"He's angry at triviality as well. Although he seems much more vicious now, at the origin of the song he was much more frustrated with the blind leading the blind. Those sorts of images that are feeding our simple appetites and not looking for something more, that is where the song originated, but has now taken somewhat of a crash turn. The change probably came after listening to the song and realizing that he didn't sound as lofty as he thought he was. He sounds much more like a crude version of a control freak to me. At his base though, he is simply a sad soul who is not as conniving as Marilyn Manson, but one who is much more of a victim. Besides, it's got a good beat and you can dance to it."