This song would be rewritten as “Tellina Lie” and performed band-style. Vocals in bridge just had to go.
Pitch for a theme song for Sara Lee Corporation, but the song was too “edgy” and was not actually “played” for them.
Originally pitched as a theme song for U-haul, but rejected. Their loss, your gain.
Contract work for NASA. Expected to be part of the first manned trip to Mars.
Tried to rework a year or two later with a band, didn’t work. Too moody. This song wants to be a happy one. So smile already.
Around this time I’d started recording some music with a band, and I had found myself unemployed, so I took advantage of all that free time to make an album. It was a concept album only in the sense that I made the whole thing in a short period of time, so it kind of all fit together.
Figured it would be a good album opener. Basically making up the lyrics as I went. This was my “Hey Bulldog.”
We kind of considered this the end of the “album.” Seemed like we were ending on the right note.
Not only did this track provide us with a name for our act, but the laid-back groove gave us our second video, which is sufficiently abstract that I think it holds up pretty well.
This song developed as it went, and gathered meaning in its abstract nature like a snowball rolling downhill. At an epic length of almost six minutes it was our longest track, it kept growing organically until some kind of bizarre feedback-drenched guitar solo came out the other end.