Boring Drone

This is a song I’ve been sitting on for quite a while. Originally written way back in December of 2004, it was abandoned until I recorded a polished version in February 2006—more than a year later. Two years after that it finally gets tacked onto the end of what would otherwise be a 4 minute long EP (nearly doubling the original length).

Why the delay? The production is, well, different; it is intentionally but potentially uncomfortably sparse. It took me this long to get comfortable with it. From the distorted harmony, to the woodpecker-like percussion, to the guitar-like wailing vocalizations that accompany the piano bridge (with authentic fretboard/finger noise completing the illusion), there’s something off about the whole composition.

A fitting closer to an 8 minute “EP.”

Sitting on the floor
fretting the boring drone that I’ve become
you’ve forgotten all the words
left me here to sing this song alone
and if these walls were yours
nursing a hollow sound that’s come and gone
still looking for a cure
you’ve never steered me wrong enough for long

they’re always telling you that it’s nothing
it’s nothing to worry about like we do

we’ve made mistakes before
but we always—almost always—seem to come around
no one’s keeping score
the machine’s unplugged but the game plays on and on and on

they’re always telling you that it’s nothing
and it’s nothing
it’s nothing to worry about like we do
they’re always telling you that it’s nothing
and it’s nothing
it’s nothing to worry about but I do

I wish I had something in me to share
so full of worry that I’m not even there.

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July 10th, 2008 at 4:49 pm
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