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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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.