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Song Notes: Create

Peter talks about the lyrics:
When the punk scene was young it was bursting with creative energy. Many of the regulars were artists and they would push the boundaries and encourage others to do so also. They would say shit like "Yeah man, you are pretty cool with that monocle and Elizabethan powdered wig, but you would be so much cooler if you had one giant clown shoe." It was very liberating because all your life you are learning the lesson tacitly and explicitly that you shouldn't stand out; because the guy with the one giant clown shoe always gets beat down, but here was a group of people telling you to ignore that good common sense advice and fly your freak flag high.

Stephan talks about the music:
This one pissed me off. All the parts I wrote for the song were given to Greg, our bass player. It took me what seemed years to completely rewrite my parts to the song, only finalizing them in the studio. The song originally had a third part - an intro and outro - which was played a few times live. It was reminiscent of a Lou Reed song. Some members really liked it and it was part of the original recording. When the song evolved to be a blend of acid jazz meets African, that part was dropped.

Peter adds:
I wrote this song on guitar, but am not sure how much of those original chords are still in the song. My guitar playing is pretty rudimentary, and generally I can barely play the stuff I write. It always blows me away when I see the transformation that the band can bring to the three or four chord that you write on an acoustic guitar.

Create

I want to create something beautiful baby
Something so strong 2x

Something that is here a minute and then it's gone

I want to create something beautiful baby
Something out of blood and tears 2x

Something that is here a minute and then it's gone

I want to create something beautiful baby
Something out of earth and sky 2x

Something that is here a minute and then it's gone