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11. Sing It Out

Hello Hurricane
by Switchfoot



 

I'm on the run

I'm on the ropes this time

where is my song?

I've lost the song of my soul tonight



sing it out

sing it out

take what is left of me

and make it a melody



sing it out

sing out-loud

I can't the words to sing

you'd be my remedy



My song

My song

I'll sing with what's left of me


where is the sun?

feel like a ghost this time

where have you gone?

I need your breath in my lungs tonight



sing it out



I'm holding on

I'm holding on to you

My world is wrong

my world is a lie that's come true

and I fall in love with the ones that run me through

when all along all I need is you



sing it out





Behind the Song:
“Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.” -Lewis Carroll

"And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." -Friedrich Nietzsche

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too clever
I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody's asleep
-Bukowski

Sometimes I lose the plot. I feel like I'm hopelessly lost underwater, as though I can't figure out which way is up. I know that there's a song somewhere inside of me but I just can't remember what it is. I want my life to be the poetry of the Poet himself, I want to sing- to be a melody intertwined with The Melody Himself. But sometimes I'm hopelessly lost, broken, spent. I fall in love with the ones and things that take life and love away from me. I need The Song Himself to sing through me. I need The Word Himself to speak into me.

Here's a song that we worked on maybe more than any of the others. There are so many versions of this song. The demo leaned towards Massive Attack. The next version was even darker- tracked with Daryll. Most of the elements that we tracked with Daryll made it to the final cut (except some incredibly moody drums that we did with him). We kept trying to find a pulse that would be constant but wouldn't feel like a dirge. The next iteration of the song sounded much more like Sade with a really memorable bass line that Tim came up with. But still, we all felt like the song was stronger without these superfluous elements. So we used the always effective "mute button" on pretty much everything. The song is singing about itself- struggling for melody, for life, for meaning. Singing about rebirth, the song spends most of its time in the grave and comes to a bright glorious finish, held out until the very end. To match the lyric we saved almost every instrument for the end of the song. In my opinion, the essence of the song was the only thing that survived on the record." - Jon Foreman (Switchfoot)

 

 

 

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