Jeremy Bolm about "~": Before any of these songs had actual titles, we called them other things. Usually goofy names. For this I once used a sensual hand sway to represent the softness of the first chord. When it came to naming it, I thought of the tilde symbol because it looked like the hand motion. Then realized how clever it could be naming it that because the title of the record is in the opening line. "Tilde" is latin for "title." This song basically lays out lyrically what the rest of the albums entails.
I THINK YOU'LL FIND, GOOD SIR, THAT THE TYPOGRAPHICAL SYMBOL WHICH THIS SONG USES AS IT'S TITLE IS IN FACT *CALLED* A 'TILDE', THUS THE CONFUSION THAT HAS OCCURRED. REST ASSURED YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY PERSON CONFUSED BY THIS.