In Martin Popoff's Rush: Album by Album
, Chris Irwin said, "Yes, there's the reference to the Paul Bernardo murders. Kristian French was one of Paul Bernardo's victims, and she was the stepsister of Brad French, who is Neil's lifelong best friend. And that's why I didn't know the girl, but I knew her family. And I think, in fact, Brad and Neil are second cousins. And it's a complicated point, but I think he's saying just because somebody is a victim, don't glorify that. You should basically think about the person that they were, rather than the fate that befell them. And then elsewhere, Neil's getting across the idea that a proper hero is somebody who does a great thing like lands a crippled airplane or solves a mystery or cures a disease, that sort of thing, rather than sports stars or movie stars."