Week 47 // The Great Big Black Abyss And The Molecule Inside It (Are In Love)


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Featured Performers:
Jesse Mitchell Lindsey
Miguel Williams
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Remember moving like you didn’t care
Remember trouble in the open air
Remember thinking you could break the rules
Remember lies like they’re a part of you
And I remember I was twenty-two
The day I turned away and none too soon
Remember giving like you’d never get
Remember living like you can’t forget

And I can’t find the words
And what’s at stake on the earth?
And sometimes living, it hurts
That’s just the way it works

But then sometimes you own the sin and carry it home
It’s in your blood and in your bones
And love, you’re not alone

I might have known it cirque ’92
With tiny hands and feet and stumbling art
That letting other people get to you
Isn’t any kind of way to start
And in the future lying next to you
And in the moment that I fall apart
There isn’t any other thing to do
But cirque ’92 would have a heart

And I can’t find the words
And what’s at stake on the earth?
And sometimes living, it hurts
That’s just the way it works

But then sometimes you own the sin and carry it home
It’s in your blood and in your bones
And love, you’re not alone

Notes
 width=Welcome to bass week on Mount Everest. Having been a bassist before I was any other sort of musician, I’m sort of surprised that I haven’t done this already. Aside from programmed drums and vocals you will hear nothing but bass guitar on this track, and you are going to hear a lot of them playing at the same time! It was an experimental track that somehow sounds (to my ear) more accessible than many of the more conventional songs that I have written. I was also lucky enough to be visited by the great Miguel Williams who lent his vocals to the choruses as well as a stunning outro harmony section that he conjured out of thin air. He is a true talent and a hell of a guy.

The song is about our changing perspectives and concepts of self. It isn’t quite as straight forward in it’s content as I have been in the past, but sometimes I like it that way. It is partially about being kinder as a child and reaching for that as an adult. It is also about embracing our faults and knowing that everybody else has them too. And yes, I’m cool with the fact that the title is confusing.

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

P.S. Congrats to Holly and Selby!

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One thought on “Week 47 // The Great Big Black Abyss And The Molecule Inside It (Are In Love)

  1. hey jesse… really nice to hear you going back to your roots, I loved the song, the simplicity, and most of all the title, which i have going on 20 interpretations of! keep on keeping on

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