29
Jun



ALREADY GONE is the ninth song on AN UNWAVERING BAND OF LIGHT. 
It is also the song about which I’ve felt most nervous to write. I have given a lot of thought to what might be said about it, including but not limited to the fact that I attempted to write a set of lyrics which explored the role mental illness can play in a relationship, romantic or otherwise. The relationship I had in mind is triangular, but whether there are three people involved, or two people and a disease, I’m not sure.

The thing is this: Some songs are easily explained. Some songs have a clear narrative arc and an easily identified purpose. Other songs are ungraspable, made of light instead of dirt, a sort of musical head rush - something definitely happened, but what? This song is (to me) such a song. I encourage you to listen and draw your own conclusions. I actually encourage those actions with regard to every song, but this song more than most.
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Hear/buy the album version: iTunes / bandcamp / CD & 2XLP VINYL
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Once a week (or less than once a week, but never more than once a week) I will share a story about a song from the new album AN UNWAVERING BAND OF LIGHT here on Tumblr, until I run out of songs. Math suggests this will go on for a total of eleven weeks… but remember that time has no meaning here. 

ALREADY GONE is the ninth song on AN UNWAVERING BAND OF LIGHT.

It is also the song about which I’ve felt most nervous to write. I have given a lot of thought to what might be said about it, including but not limited to the fact that I attempted to write a set of lyrics which explored the role mental illness can play in a relationship, romantic or otherwise. The relationship I had in mind is triangular, but whether there are three people involved, or two people and a disease, I’m not sure.
The thing is this: Some songs are easily explained. Some songs have a clear narrative arc and an easily identified purpose. Other songs are ungraspable, made of light instead of dirt, a sort of musical head rush - something definitely happened, but what? This song is (to me) such a song. I encourage you to listen and draw your own conclusions. I actually encourage those actions with regard to every song, but this song more than most.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Hear/buy the album version: iTunes / bandcamp / CD & 2XLP VINYL

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Once a week (or less than once a week, but never more than once a week) I will share a story about a song from the new album AN UNWAVERING BAND OF LIGHT here on Tumblr, until I run out of songs. Math suggests this will go on for a total of eleven weeks… but remember that time has no meaning here. 

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I'm a singer, songwriter, and natural history enthusiast. I was raised in the woods, but now I live in Brooklyn. My spirit animals are Johnny Cash, Kate Bush, Tom Waits and Jack White.

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