Dave said in an interview on 9.15.09 that this song's lyrics came out of some "dark films" that the band had playing in the studio, including Come and See
. He also mentions the films Visitor Q
and Cannibal Holocaust
Dave tweeted on 5.21.09 that "Originally 'squirm' was 'skworm' but then I wrote the lyrics and thought if I kept it 'skworm' people would think I couldn't spell 'squirm'."