This still remains one of the songs and I am most proud of lyrically and musically. IT’S GOT MORE THAN 4 CHORDS! Writing the music happened when it was still very much just playing around with different shapes of my hand. I remember these chords grabbed me one night and kept me up for quite a while.
I like the way the song swings from dark to light and then back again. I stole the lyrics from some prose writing I had been doing about my depression. It’s something I still practice to this day. Write a bit of prose first and then steal bits and fiddle with stuff. Its a lovely way to arrive at lyrics that are not too obvious.
Dave and Amy created a lovely soundscape at the start that people really like. My only instruction was that it had to sound “cosmic”.