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This is the last song I plan to post from "Contagion", and it was my favorite one. My friend Julie helped with this song as well, singing the main vocals for the verse, and splitting the bridge. The verse launches into a solo male vocal tirade done by myself alone.

I wanted to post this one because it was the favorite of mine out of the set, and because I think it was the first song that exhibited some of the qualities that would become more standard for PPTKO. This song was the first to fully represent the merging of styles into a whole and distinct new sound. I think you can hear the blues, funk, punk, folk, and rock/alternative styles finally reaching a point of balance. This is what I was really trying to accomplish and I finally started getting the hang of it. I guess "trying to accomplish" is misleading. I didn't recognize all of this really consciously until later. But I was trying to accomplish something -- I had a certain sound in mind. I just probably didn't know what the components were. Later works will revisit and reinvent this style several times and taking several forms, but there is a binding central core which can be traced back to this song.

The song was influenced heavily by my propensity to listen to "rooster" by AIC almost daily back then. The subject matter and some of the style can be related.

I won't go into too much detail about the songwriting, but I'll say a couple things. The chorus is clearly a tirade, violent and expressive. The solo is one that devolves from a frenzy into a crash, as if getting worked up and then losing all control, to finally fall down in a stupor. Finally, at the end there is a noticeable change to a 4th mode feeling instead of the 3rd that pervades most of the rest of it. The lyrics and the sentiment being shown there is really representative of a kind of ray of hope coming through, a sort of release through acceptance.

Overall I guess the song is about not being able to forget.

The image I'm posting is one I did myself and had used on the inside cover art of blue. It is acrylic paint. It matches this song ok, if you can imagine yourself in the middle of pain and release, crawling toward the soothing end of the equation.
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Lyrics
two years ago soldier was taken
prisoner never make it home
no home
washed his mind of all his purpose
gods they were his own thoughts worthless
their torment his delight
though he smiled it wasn't real
and wasn't right

i will never leave here
i will haunt this hall forever
my image it remains a part of you

double meanings washed in feelings
blood and tears my veins are seething
burning out my soul
it will consume
you'll never know
you will never know
but everywhere you go
i'll be there too
inside of you

two years long soldier was beaten
please he said
my mother
take me home
suspended figure up in chains
where all could curse
and foul his name
through cracks of light
he saw his life
but trapped his pain within
well out of sight

you gave your soul away
and now you fall
it doesn't matter what is wrong
'cause what is owed to you
has been laid down
and now the answers are all gone
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Uploaded: Mar 01, 2009 - 05:04:00 PM
Last Updated: Mar 01, 2009 - 05:04:00 PM Last Played: Nov 05, 2016 - 02:33:16 PM
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Feter said 3211 days ago (March 1st, 2009)
Inside of You
Its so special ...the guitar work so deep and powerful with the bass ...
great vocalist work here ...deep and top notch work here ...Great rockin
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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chronologic said 3208 days ago (March 4th, 2009)
thanks
Thanks Feter, hope you get something good out of it.
Check out my latest song called Walk with You
lengold said 3210 days ago (March 2nd, 2009)
See what you
mean by merging styles - works for me. Great vocal performance by you both. Love the instrumentation choices and playing too.
Cheers
Len

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chronologic said 3208 days ago (March 4th, 2009)
Len
Great to see you, thanks for the comment.
Check out my latest song called Walk with You
Vic Holman said 3210 days ago (March 2nd, 2009)
i dig the surrealness of this
pretty cool mash-up of styles, adventurous piece
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chronologic said 3208 days ago (March 4th, 2009)
great choice of words
I love your choice of words, surreal and adventurous. The whole album and time was kind of "surreal" for me, it's nice to think that I was able to etch out a bit of that experience into the fabric of space-time in the permanent form of the music I generated. And as for adventurous, I'll put that little badge on my breast, since I've always cared more about creating something unique than about emulating any one thing. Your validation is momentous. Thanks, I hope to see you again in the future.
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