In "Fahrenheit," John Splithoff metaphorically takes his temperature, examining his alcohol-fueled, self-destructive lifestyle. The song is written in character, but in a way Splithoff relates to. When he appeared on the Songfacts Podcast
, he explained: "The person who is singing these lyrics or just telling this narrative isn't really feeling any certain way about it, it's just a matter-of-fact way of them reflecting on this loop that they're living in, and I connect that to living in a place like New York, having just moved here, and going out and seeing music every night and having a great time and getting used to waking up and feeling a certain way.
I think it's someone who knows what their vices are, and they are just like, 'This is who I am, this is the life I'm living right now.' It feels like a dream because of the side-effects - whether it's drinking or staying out so late, whatever - this is their mindset and contact feeling that they have, and that's why I thought it was like a dream. They're chasing some sort of euphoria and that's why it's elusive, because they're not always going to get it. They're trying to reach a certain level of happiness or high but it's hard to get to."