January 4, 2015. No comments.
As we emerge blinking at another brand new year, some of us are still taking stock of the things we want to pursue, and the things we want to put down. This is one of the quickest songs I ever wrote. In fact, I thought it was so simple I wasn’t convinced it was even a ‘proper’ song. But I tried it out and people liked it. I guess we’ve all been there…
When I was a student I remember being struck by that T.S. Eliott line about how the world ends ‘not with a bang but with a whimper’. It was so poignant. Hopes and dreams can be like that sometimes. Worn-out relationships too. So if it occurs to you whilst you are tidying up the decorations this weekend, or washing the glasses, that you carried a torch for someone who didn’t return your gift – and most probably they never will – this one’s for you.