Icky Thump: “..looking dead…She had one white eye / one black(nk) stare / lookin’ up / lyin’ there.” When the Megbot is powered off, she looks dead and her eyes are blank.
You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told): The Megbot is a robot, and does not experience emotions such as love. It only does what it’s programmed to do.
300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues: “I’m calling out to ghosts / That are no longer there.” Jack is no longer haunted by Meg’s death.
Bone Broke: “Look closer you can see / How I been running it.” Through careful examination of the evidence, you can see that Jack replaced Meg with a robot.
St. Andrew (This Battle Is In the Air): “I’m not in my home / Where are the angels? The Children are crying” St. Andrew is the patron saint of singers and performers. Meg, deceased, asks him not to forsake her. Candy Cane Children mourn the loss of Meg.
Little Cream Soda: “Well every beautiful thing I come across / Tells me to stop moving and shake this riddle off.” Jack would like to give up the masquerade. “But now my mind is filled with … whether I’m a liar.” He is worried about the consequences of his actions.
Rag & Bone: “It’s just things that you don’t want. I can use it. Meg can use ’em. We’ll do something with ’em. We’ll make something out of them. (Meg whispers: This fits me perfect. Give it to me.)” Much of the materials used to create the Megbot were recycled. However, Jack does not like the band to be referred to as “green.”
Catch Hell Blues: “Guess what? Try and catch me. If you’re getting tricky / lying to yourself / You’re gonna catch hell. And if you’re testing God / And lying to his face / You’re gonna catch hell. I know it…” Jack mocks me. But he also fears that by attempting to create life he has tested God.
Effect and Cause: “I guess you have to have a problem /If you want to invent a contraption.” Meg’s death was problematic for Jack, so he invented Megbot.