Low Times

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  • This song finds vocalist-keyboardist Alejandra Deheza spelling out P-R-E-D-A-T-O-R over an aggressive beat. She explained how that moment fits into the song to Consequence of Sound: "It's definitely an aggressive song. It's realizing that sometimes certain people when they show up in your life, and you think it's a random happening, you begin to realize in hindsight that those people are sometimes just there to take advantage of [sighs] certain situations. Sometimes when you're feeling shi--y, you may end up in situations you normally would never find yourself in. And you realize that a lot of times, those motives are devious. Which is not to take away personal accountability, but it's also addressing the other side of it. 'If I'm going to be accountable, so are you.' That's where the 'predator' thing comes from."
  • One of the inspirations for the song's lyrics was the Ten Of Swords card from the Secret Tarot by Italian artist Marco Nizzo. Deheza explained to Spin magazine: "Aside from the fact that the colors in this (card) are completely killer, they also remind me of a sunset. This dude seems to be in a pretty bad situation, but the sky signals the end of it. The story in this card, to me, is about seeing the truth about a bad situation in hindsight — not being afraid to call it what it was and realizing your role in it. In Ghostory, it definitely reminds me of the song 'Low Times.' It's about the end of a cycle that screams for a rebirth, and taking the reins back."

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