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“Between [the first SPV release, 2005’s] The Greater Wrong Of The Right and this record, I went through tumultuous upward and downward spirals within various relationships,” reveals Ogre, who found inescapable parallels between the manipulative aspects of public figures and levels of deceit within his own circle of friends. “The lyrics on this record were inspired by me doing a very detailed post-mortem on several very important relationships in my life. The personality types were different, but their psychological makeup was quite the same. I expanded from my interpersonal realm, and expanding [the songs] into an externalized theme.” He’s hesitant to acknowledge the names of the specific parties, wisely realizing “the people involved would take power from it.