I Follow The Line
Another week, another new song. This week’s song, Big Hands Big Fire, started out as an acoustic guitar based lament, and turned into methodical, pounding, and aggressive sounding sequel of sorts to the song 25 o’clock by Dukes of Stratosphere. Listen for the Bass guitar and organ swirling around during the breaks…if you listen closely on some headphones you should be good and disoriented. PERFECT! THE MOOD IS SET.
I am constantly drawn to the simple but powerful imagery that the word “line” creates in a lyrical context. A line has at least three points: a beginning, a middle, and an end. The trouble comes when we try to ascertain our own position relative to that line, which leads to questions such as “where am I?” “where have I been?” and “what comes next?”
I can’t answer those questions with any certainty. I have no idea if the line to which I am tethered happens to be straight, or if my suspicions are correct and I’m simply stuck in an infinite circle. There is no end in sight at the moment, but I’ll let you know if I ever find out for sure.
BUT HEY THESE GUITARS SOUND COOL ON THIS SONG!