Most song titles are just taken from some of the lyrics, but some aren’t. Anyone wanna speculate the meaning of these titles?
Here’s all that I can think of:
Points of Authority: Maybe something to do with Mike’s rap sounding like something an authority figure would say, like a mean authority figure putting people down?
Faint: Well, the beginning sounds of the song are kind of faint, even though the bridge is anything but. Maybe it’s named for the light intro sound.
Figure .09: No idea where this name comes from.
Wake: Maybe because the song after it is Given Up, and the first word of that song is Wake? Or maybe just because the song builds over time, like energy when you wake up.
Requiem: Not sure.
Radiance: Not Sure again.
Empty Spaces: Well, it’s just quiet sounds, makes sense.
Robot Boy: Like a robot, the person described in the song feels separated or not human? The electronic elements are also heavy.
Jornada del Muerto: Someone said it refers to the fact that atomic bombs were tested in New Mexico, which is why it’s in Spanish. Translated, Journey of the Dead refers to the fact that the lyrics are something victims of an atomic bomb would say, which is why the lyrics are in Japanese.
Iridescent: Well, iridescent refers to a colorful display, so maybe it’s ironic since “the wake of devastation” sounds more like black and white. Also the M/V was mostly in B & W shades, too.
Fallout: Referring to a nuclear fallout I assume.
The Catalyst: I don’t really know how to explain, but basically the song has that moment where it goes from the hectic sounds of “Where oceans bleed into the skyyyyy” into the “Lift Me Up, Let Me Go” part. So the song itself conducts you from these different feelings, know what I mean?
The Messenger: Chester’s lyrics are a message to all those who the lyrics describe? Is this also where the whole “I’m just the Messenger” thing came from in Transformers 3, since Iridescent was also the theme song.
Tinfoil: Can’t really explain this either, but the song just sounds like tinfoil!
Agree, disagree? These are just my guesses.