I’m writing this in between vocal takes at the Climb The Sky headquarters in Gallatin, TN, aka Gideon and Gabe’s studio. I’ve successfully procrastinated in writing lyrics to this particular song until, well, now, which is impressive given I’ve mumble rapped the tune live twice.
But deadlines are a beautiful thing, and in a departure from my usual fine tooth combing, I’m challenging myself to free associate, jotting down whatever lyrics come to mind as the instrumental’s pounding through my headphones.
It’s fun. I’m reminded that many of my favorite lyrics - the entire Nevermind album, for example - are made up of nonsensical-yet-poignant gambols with the truth, and maybe I’ve been trying a little too hard lately.