Musician's notes / song bio after the lyrics.
wmh - Nov 2013
This room has been so cold for so long
And the growing shadows tell me of the time
There is a fear and a love here so very strong
Telling me that I do and do not belong
And with all of the arbitrary
Over years by
I've been made to bleed
And though the pain and the
Scars have been
Quite severe, it's the
Judgment and the
Reckoning that I need
So let’s move along now
You barristers and dames
I recognize your faces
But remember not your names
Some got the education and some got the brains
Some carry the keys while others just pull the chains
Until my presence here has been replaced with my absence
There’ll be no high pressure measures and even less to tell
And as long as symptoms are passed along as evidence
I’ll go on believing rumors that the treatments are going well
[repeat chorus twice]
William spent some time in hospital after a nasty fall.
The imagery is straightforward, if a bit obscure. The nice part about that is that it may make the subject matter appear to be deeper than it really is.
For some reason I can't get the vocals where I want them on this version, but will keep trying. I also usually put a bit more effort into the track art, but I couldn't exactly think of anything that actually screams "The Reckoning". So I went with the Caduceus in a fit of laziness. I'm open to suggestions for artwork. Technically, the Caduceus is wrong anyway. Although it's often used as a medical logo, that bit of symbolism properly belongs to to the rod of Asclepius.
The drums are from Jim Dooley with the exception of two fills. Check out JimDooley.net for his large selection of royalty-free loops..