The title of Age of Adz is a reference to the apocalyptic art of schizophrenic artist Royal Robertson (1936-1997). According to the I Walked Songfacts, this song appears to describe Robertson's marital breakdown and how it prompted him to return to the art he had loved as a child.
Lover, will you look at me now?
I'm already dead to you
But I'm inclined to explain
To you what I could not before