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06. The Blues

Nothing Is Sound
by Switchfoot



 

Is this the new year or just another night
Is this the new fear or just another fright
Is this a new tear or just another desperation
Is this the finger or just another fist
Is this the kingdom or just a hit and miss
I miss direction most in all this desperation
Is this what they call freedom
Is this what you call pain
Is this what they call disconnected fame
Itll be a day like this one when the world caves in
When the world caves in
When the world caves in

Im singing this one like a broken piece of glass
For broken hearts and broken noses in the back
Is this the new year or just another desperation

You push until youre shoving
You bend until you break
Do you stand on the broken fields where your fathers lay
Itll be a day like this one when the world caves in
When the world caves in
When the world caves in
When the world caves in
When the world caves in
When the world caves in

Is there nothing here worth saving? Is no one here at all?
Is there any net left that could break our fall?
Itll be a day like this one when the sky falls down
And the hungry and poor and deserted are found
Are you discontented? Have you been pushing hard?
Have you been throwing down this broken house of cards?
Itll be a day like this one when the world caves in
When the world caves in
When the world caves in

Is there nothing left now, nothing left to sing
Are there any left who havent kissed the enemy
Is this the new year or just another desperation

Does justice ever find you? Do the wicked never lose?
Is there any honest song to sing besides these blues?
And nothing is okay until the world caves in
Until the world caves in, until the world caves in

Written by Jon Foreman. All songs 2005 Meadowgreen Music Company and Sugar Pete Songs / All right administered by EMI CMG Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Behind the Song:
"Drew's feedback on this track was so great. he had two combos cranked with different pedals chained to each. Noise never sounded so beautiful! But the true hero for me on this tune was Tim. Don't tell him I said this but he's a freaking genius when it comes to parts like this. I walked back into the control room and there was Paul Mc- I mean Tim- making things happen. I tend to write some of my favorite songs on significant days in my life- birthdays and such. Anyhow, here's a tune that was written on new years day 2004. I pulled an acoustic demo of the song together and threw it on the pile of songs we had for the record. We loved the way the vocal sounded on the demo- raw and honest so we kept it. To sing a song about the new year in march just wouldn't sound quite right, so the vocal on the record is the first time I ever sang the song: 1/1/04. This one means a lot to me, like our modern day Psalm of sorts. This would be the next step from the beautiful letdown lyrically and musically- a long meandering song about how the end of the world might actually be a beautiful day. It will be a day like this one when the world caves in." Jon Foreman (Switchfoot)

 

 

 

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