This cd is a result of all the sounds that have been an influence, from Count Basie, to Hendrix, to Pachabel, even tennis shoes in the dryer.
Someone noticed that one song had the same number of letters in the title as the time signature..(Ex: Be Now was written in 5/4) This generated the idea to have titles that matched the time signatures for all songs. There is one exception, and some will be quick to say Snake Brain, but that was actually written in 10. If that weren't enough, each song has one more letter in its title than the song before it.
A few observations:
Majestic Creatures has nothing to do with whales
The title And You are 1 of Them, was inspired by being unceremoniously let go from a lousy job.
Every Mother's Son is not actually tennis shoes in a dryer
Ultimatum isn't about anything at all
Eraser is called Eraser because it had 3 or 4 other titles (It was originally part of another cd, hopefully to be released soon)
Rites of Passage and Can I See are still on my MP3 player
The very end of Be Now is deafening at 6:00 in the morning
Drive Bye Tears is the exception to the time signature/title idea.