Some people lie their way to riches with no regard for the people they hurt along the way. This song is about one such person.
"My circle of friends was friends with this guy, and he got caught in a very elaborate scheme of stealing things," Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci, who wrote the lyric, said in a Songfacts interview
. "That's something that we found out about this person that we didn't know was happening under all of our noses. It was definitely a song about deception."