Saturday, September 22, 2007

Behind the Lyrics: Ayentee

The song "Genna" off of my album Peasant Symphony is about me dealing with emotional turbulance brought on by myself and my significant other. It's about a man trying to hold something together that was most likely doomed from the start. Written in pure desperation, I think you can hear it in my voice, I completed the song in record time from conceptualized to recorded in a little under 2 hours.. I wrote that song only a few weeks after recieving a major heartbreak, so it kinda wrote itself.

A stand out line for me is "And when our titanic is about to flip we can keep playing this song while the rest abandon ship." When I first heard that the house band on the titanic continued to play while the ship was going down, that concept really moved me, and kinda stuck with me ever since. So im glad i finally got to add it to a song.

There's alot of lines in that song that hit real close to home with me and alot of people i've talked to, but I think the one that gets me every time is "and do it outta love the way our parents should've did" I know alot of people who only had one parent growing up and always talked about doing it different when they grew up.

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