let me preface this by saying that i think it is much more interesting for
art to have a life of its own than for the artist to be forced to
pontificate on that which he has brought about. furthermore, if i have any
talent (and there are certainly no guarantees in that department) as a
lyricist, it is certainly much greater than my talent as an interpreter or
analyst. in other words, please take my words with a grain of salt and let
your own clever mind take you further into this glorious improbable mess.
"salt" by john r. williamson
produced by daniel sinclair mccoy
a crescent vale artifact in less than 60 minutes
salt songs -- notes by the author:
when i was in high school, one of my friends was from texas and he used to
tell me about the intense racism which existed in texas schools. he
explained that there were factions of kids all against one another. so
this song is about a group of people who have many things, but do not have
this is about small things which make us content when we do not want for
this is about the complexity and depths of my love for ikuko.
just another truckstop
this is about the crime of reductionism.
more than the day before
this is about love which grows through reality and time.
the ayes have it
this song is about trying to have a balanced life and to love someone in
spite of the pressures of society.
the shape and face of the potato is like a misshapen world. this song is
about ugliness of the world today.
this is a spiritual song, but it could also be a love song.
a song for the body
there are multiple bodies here. the protagonist and his lover, but also
Christ's body and the body of the church. it celebrates the complete
metaphysical reality of humanity and divinity which is certainly beyond our
hold on to your hat
this song is about righteousness and temptation on the journey of life.
too much nothing on our minds
this is about the finite nature of human understanding. and the paradox of
wisdom which comes either too late or to the "holy innocents"--children.
the sun without the shade
this is about the developing of friendships and the "coincidences" that
bring us together and how particular truths about life are revealed by our
friends. sage has 2 meanings and both are intended herein.
raise me like a purple tuesday
this is about the small things in life which show us something greater.
how the unexpected lead us to greater understanding.
this song is about the ego and the not so wonderful aspects of the sex drive
as personified in a keatsian poet.
various topics, but again talking about grace in the form of a lover and
hoping to have a good future.
a "nonsensical" song about being one who leads others to the mysteries of
life and the truths which are beyond the imagination of finite
This song is about being awakened to the reality of God and celebrating that
in a relationship with another person.
everything to you
this is about changes in life and struggles with being too self-conscious.
this is about being discontent at a time when everyone else seems content.
it is also about being unprepared and unsure of what is happening in life.
Check out the artist's website:
2. Itâ€™s Enough
3. Pan Pacific
4. Just Another Truckstop
5. More Than the Day Before
6. The Ayes Have It
9. A Song For the Body
10. Hold On to Your Hat
11. Too Much Nothing On Our Minds
12. The Sun Without the Shade
13. Raise Me Like a Purple Tuesday
14. Trapper Dick
17. Snapdragon Surprise