Clear As Mud
A kind of soft, spoken acoustic piece. Not so much a song as it is just me thinking out loud over some chords...
Peak: #241 (150,413 songs currently in Acoustic)
Peak in sub-genre: #50 (20,748 songs currently in Acoustic Rock)
September 14, 2006
MP3 2.1 MB, bitrate 128 kbps.
Story behind the song
This song was inspired by a mint almond kiss. I wanted more than anything to express the ecstasy of that moment, but the more I tried, the more depressed I got because I just couldn't get close to explaining why it was so great. It's like trying to direct the light of the sun through a tiny tube. In the end, the picture is about as clear as mud.
how do you describe a feeling?
what does ecstasy sound like?
how do you explain the taste of a mint almond kiss?
when the meaning of an experience yields a sensation that transcends the physical details
what words can you use?
what notes can you play?
how do you pass on a feeling that is so complex, that defies explanation?
would a poem do?
how about a symphony?
but that experience is still missing
I don't want to tell you about it, I want to give it to you
I want you to feel it like I feel it
you'll never know, and I'll never know what you feel
the most important part is lost
what does it mean to write a song?
I don't think I'm trying to write a song
I'm trying to write a feeling
and it's not coming through
communication just seems to me, so...inefficient
one person can be so full of joy and beauty
and yet their life can be constant horror
because they cannot show anyone else the light
the light that surrounds us
how can I point to something that doesn't exist in time or space?
what good is freedom, if it's chained down?
what good is love, if it's never returned?
what good is life, if you haven't lived?