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This song, as many of them, started as an experiment. This was an experiment with Xpand - a swelling string section at the beginning of this song.
It also includes a quote fashioned after Ovid's Metamorphosis: "They were lifeless, face to the ground, and they cared not for God or man". Ovid said that men are different than animals because animals have their head down but man is constantly looking up, essentially questioning the gods.
I took it a step further and said that the main character in Pilgrim's Progress, Christian, is different from his fellow men because they are lifeless, face to the ground, fascinated and stuck in this world, but "he stood patient, face to the sky, and with his voice he cried out to heaven" and said "is this all that there is?".