Week 24: A Saturday Night On The Earth

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I want little bits of another life
To compare with the biggest pieces of mine

I want people to see what they leave behind
The impressions we leave on each other’s lives

I want to dial a number I’ve never called
To find out if who answers believes in God

There’s a place in my house that I’ve never been
With a crack in the wall that could suck you in

It’s a Saturday night on the Earth
And nobody knows what it’s worth to you
Nobody sees what it does to you
And everyone knows how it feels
To ponder the void you can stare into
To summon the form you can breathe into

I want to break the rules
To learn what within me could be so cruel

I want sky above me and earth below
I want truth within me and room to grow

I had a vision one night of a mushroom cloud
It swallowed us whole, didn’t make a sound
When it took us in like a soft embrace
I heard everyone’s heart beating in one place

It’s a Saturday night on the Earth
And nobody knows what it’s worth to you
Nobody sees what it does to you
And everyone knows how it feels
To ponder the void you can stare into
To summon the form you can breathe into

Notes
 width= “A Saturday Night On The Earth” is a somewhat disjointed stream of consciousness that is tied together by the concept of a Saturday night. In all honesty, none of these thoughts are particularly saturdayish, but I like the atmosphere and the color that Saturday lends to each of them. I tried a new method to create the lyrics this week. Normally I work meticulously under a particular subject, but this time I wanted to loosen up. I wrote down whatever came to me over a designated period of time, and roughly within a designated meter. I then picked apart what I wrote, threw away most of it, and what was left became the lyrics to this song. What I saw on my paper were musings about the nature of spirituality, concepts of identity, and at least one gentle apocalypse. What they create together is widely up for interpretation, but that’s okay. I’m being aloof and mysterious!

Here’s hoping your Monday doesn’t totally suck.
~Jesse

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4 thoughts on “Week 24: A Saturday Night On The Earth”

  1. I really like this one! I think the new writing method is something to embrace. Even though its a stream of conscious thought it works with the concept of the song. I really like the imagery the lyrics create. To me the lingering guitar leaves room for the images to bloom and the steady beat is head bumpingly simple. Its strange but I rarely get the full picture from your other songs, the ones that are more grounded and directional. Its probably some commentary on how my brain works but I am seeing this song on all levels. Wicked cool! Plus, it like rocks!

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  2. I love this one. The way you developed the lyrics fits perfectly with the message of the song. I’m still not sure exactly what it is about this tune but its the song that speaks to me the most so far. When I listen to it I can actually feel what it feels like when such thoughts cross my mind. A job well done. I can really hear the emotion and honesty in the song, seems that a more free-flowing approach to song writing has great results!

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  3. Good job! For me this is probably your strongest effort on the blog. Your voice sounds great and the rhythms feel unexpected but not uncomfortable. The flow and the general optimism have a good sensibility.

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