When asked if the lyric "When lies become the truth" was taken from a Bible passage, Douglas told Songfacts
: "I don't think literally. But certainly the basis of that is [scriptural]. It almost sounds like a proverb or something from Ecclesiastes. When fools become wise and lies become truth and black becomes white, when the creation tries to become the creator."
He continued: "It's like all those wonderful paradoxes in scripture. You've got to lose your life to save it, the last shall be first. I like things like that. You certainly see that all around. I see the hypocrisy in myself and in the culture, and it's just reflected. I'm really not making a value judgment, I'm trying not to preach, but I am commenting almost more like a journalist, I hope. Nobody likes to be preached to, and I don't, either. I try not to do it, but I probably do more than I am aware of."