God is a businessman, and every product goes obsolete;
Cut the strings that tie to a simple idea that’s hard to keep.
Death and leaving – that seems to cover the subject matter of nearly every song I’ve written in recent memory. I mentioned that fact one Sunday, while playing at the Fish Market, and I realized that most of the covers I play fit that bill as well.
I don’t plan on dying. “Darkroom” is about not trusting death or god or anybody to decide when I go. Listen to it loud.
God if it’s all the same to you,
just leave me be to my devices;
Cut the strings that tie to you,
and leave my soul to pay the prices.
It’s the first song recorded in my new studio/laundry room here in Montreal. There’s a surprising energy to that room, and I’m certainly warming up to it. I wish I had my full arsenal with me. I’ll try to keep the textures interesting despite the limitations – there’s no shortage of material, I’ve made at least five unused demoes in the last two weeks.