2. Broken Glass
4. Want to Know
5. Someone to Blame
7. Who Could See
8. Inside of You
9. The Day we All Fell Down
watching as the long black stocking feet silk through middle space shy this batted eye before down slanders up beside me here hoping ember up my eyes wonder will you feel it real out coffered slapstick silly line devil on it's face trust this partly purified man sift sand and lives and laughing tears time is running out not the first to wonder if to them it's me that's mad IT'S ALL OVER NOW I'M NOTHING LYING ON THE GROUND AS BROKEN GLASS REFLECT THROUGH MY LIFE SPINNING SEVEN YEARS DOWN IT'S ALL OVER NOW I'M NOTHING LYING ON THE GROUND AS BROKEN GLASS REFLECT THROUGH MY EYES SPINNING SEVEN YEARS GONE
For this song I attempted to string words together to create a feeling even though their actual meaning may not be certain. Also, I tried as hard as I could to create a cohesive melody and harmony while abandoning or going against everything I knew about music theory (which isn't that much anyway). I deliberately tried to make the whole thing as "melodically dissonant" as I could to further the mood-without-sense theme. I'm not the first guy to try the "wrong notes will be the right notes" approach, but it is always fun and I thought I should get a chance to do it. The song is basically supposed to be about betrayal. I would hope that both the words and music convey something about the feeling of betrayal, though truly both are pretty much nonsensical. As a parting note, this was an experiment with something I would call "impressionist music". I think it is something that is fairly rare. The idea is that just like a painting by an impressionist painter doesn't have any definite form, it still gives an impression. Just abstract that to music and you can see why I did this song.
Everything written and performed by JC Simonsen.
Copyright (c) 2000 JC Simonsen.