SPARROWS - EP "Tack-By-Track"

 

Die Band erklärt die Inhalte der Songs ihrer "Goliath" EP, die unten gestreamt werden kann. Die EP wirm am 21. August via Paper & Plastick veröffentlicht - neues Material ist für Herbst in Planung.

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Teething

Teething was written as an attempt to write an upbeat song. So it’s hard to write an upbeat song without being angry. The lyrics are really me dealing with some significant changes in my life, and the anger associated with the fact that you can’t always control the things happening around you. Or the people, for that matter. It was hard to watch a lot of the relationships I had depended on, crumble based on other people’s decisions. Watching them throw their lives away, I guess. It’s frustrating to waste your time with people. Devlin really likes to play this song live.

Shook Them Bones

This is a depressing song and there is no way around it. When i write songs, there are no rose coloured glasses for me. It’s almost impossible for me to write happy songs. But even this is a dark song, by my standards. I’m not a sad dude, by any means. But sometimes you have to take a look at yourself and be critical. Everyone has guilt they carry with them, whether they want to admit it or not. Things are not always happy. This was my attempt to make mine public, in a sense.

Sleeping In The Seconds Between Breaths

As we’ll deal with in the next song, I have a pretty rough relationship with religion, and a lot of the terrible things that happen in the world because of it. This song isn’t entirely based upon religion, but it has a strong part to it. The song, from a lyrical standpoint, was a sort of “tongue in cheek” way of dealing with the guilt associated with life, and the guilt you’re supposed to feel. The Chorus “Savor it, because I’ll maintain, doused in gasoline” is a reference to a book I was reading at the time, where a guy lights himself on fire over the death of his child. Guilt is a strong thing.
A little known fact about this song. At the end of the song, there is an old recording of a man singing to a woman. That is my grandfather singing to my grandmother. It was recorded sometime in the early 60’s.

Salesman At The Pulpit, Congregation Of Sheep.

This is purely my view on religion, and how terrible it makes people be. There is such a hypocrisy involved with it. And how much it hampers our ability as people, to just co-exist. I grew up in a fairly Catholic family. Going to church on Sunday’s n all. And the older that I got, the harder it was for me to stomach how things were dealt with. Religion makes a lot of people do crazy things, and use it as a shield to get away with a lot. It becomes more of a status, than anything.
I spent a good chunk of my youth failing to understand why people talked about the good, and making a difference in life, and then living in the opposite way. urning their noses up at the people they believed were beneath them. And quite frankly, It’s all a load of shit.

Get Miserable

The title is a park of a remark my father made years ago. My father didn’t grow up in a religious household (thankfully) and I have a very vivid memory of a conversation we had. I don’t, however, remember the exact wording, but it was something along the lines of “religion forces people to be miserable over every mistake. It’s almost like the motto should be Get Miserable. And we could make t-shirts…” Lyrically, this song is very much an introspective look at myself, and how I should be dealing with my life. The end of the song was my attempt to add a bit of a light to what is a really dark album, thematically. Basically my way of saying that there is more to life then the trouble i see in myself and around me. I spent the whole record talking about the worst that I see in myself and my life. So in the most positive part of the record (in my opinion, anyway), I wanted to try and shed a bit of light on it all. Hopefully I succeeded.