The story behind these two songs is really sad.
The lead singers mother had an aneurysm when he was 11, in her 30's. It left her paralyzed for the rest of her life, which sadly lasted 27 more years, or 10,000 days of suffering.
She was always the light in his life, and kept him close.
She kept a close and personal belief in god, despite the tragic times in her life. Her belief was often at ends with the lead singers atheistic beliefs, but he would never mention it to her.
These two songs are eulogies to Judith Marie Keenan, mother of Maynard James Keenan, and deeply beloved within her community.