An old, unused scrap phrase of lyric -- "Must be today by the weather" -- by Matt touched this one off.
Matthew Scott - Envelope wrangler, modulator, title-phrase, mastering;
John Pfeifer - Vocals, synthesizers, loops, music/lyrics
..."girl you know well that you've never met..." Definitely a pattern, hmm? This is one of those tunes where you hear a snippet of unfinished lyric (Matt's "Must be today by the weather") and it hauntingly resonates forever in you, til you finally do something about it. This piece I think definitely reflects one of the directions I like taking the most: provide some impressionistic-yet-at-the-same-time-specific imagery, then use instrumental sections to let the listener "fill out the scenery" in the song. "opening.../On the Heights/Main St." and to some extent, "Without," are also attempts at this approach.
Years ago, sometime yesterday,
(...by the weather...)
you stood outside a door, looking up at
an overcast sky...
With a sigh, you put away your phone; it wouldn't
work (seems like it never worked).
And you smiled at me, knowing I wouldn't leave
Does it look to you like there's a chance of snow?
(judging by the weather...)
"Does it matter?" you said, as you drew yourself
closer to me.
Then I smiled at you, knowing you wouldn't leave