Not every demon is a giant Lucifer coming for your soul. Some are tiny and more insidious: the ones that live inside of us.
In a Songfacts interview with Todd Rundgren
, he explained: "I was boring deeper and deeper into my own consciousness, and that song was done in one very late-night session, just as almost a thought experiment, re-objectivizing what you see when you look in the mirror. Usually what you see is what you expect to see, and I was trying to re-cast it in a way that it was as if you were looking in the mirror for the very first time and you were seeing yourself for the very first time."