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Point of Departure
Pop song about having second thoughts re: leaving someone -- the 'point' of departure explored in space, time and view'point'
Rock - Rock General
Previous peak charts position #368
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #104
Z. Mulls/Ian Ferrin
2007
November 05, 2007
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MP3 3.5 MB  •  128 kbps  •  3:49
Story behind the song
Another collab with Ian Ferrin where he gave me the melody for the verse and chorus and I had to retrofit something appropriate. This was difficult to write words for as the phrasing is very odd, but once I hit on the hook I could start playing with the various meanings of the title. Ian hired a guy named Erez Koskas to do the drum track, which gives it a nice kick up.
Lyrics
5:18 Going through the scanning machine Belt and shoes go in the tray Feel them staring at my X-ray How deep can the scanner see? To the secret heart of me? Grab my bags and running straight Racing to the gate Finally standing At The point of departure All by myself Finally looking Past The point of departure Cleared for flight Cell phone off, the seats go upright Try to call, you won't get through Pretty sure I won't hear from you Fifty seat belts click in place Safety lecture just in case Ears pop as the engines flame But it's all the same You're still with me At The point of departure Holding on tight Nothing changes At The point of departure A new start A break with the past Someone tell my heart I'm free at last But my future is fading fast Things you said Words that brushed against me in bed Every angle of your face Feelings I forgot to erase Things I tried to leave behind Start unpacking in my mind I thought I'd be free today But you're here to stay And I'm asking What's The point of departure? Now that I'm gone I'm just asking What's The point of departure?
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