Album -- "Day (One)" -- and single available on CD Baby and iTunes, here:
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"It was raining hard this morning when I woke up
Disappointing, but it's true..."
So begins this reflection on unsatisfied (as in the Replacements' "Unsatisfied") idleness by The Doves. Written from the perspective of burgeoning youth, and the expectation of a world opening up to limitless possibility -- one of which is that those possibilities are illusory; freedom is nothing more than self indulgence; and there is no meaning beyond the accidental collisions of matter. A possibility which, if entertained, threatens to overcome all others.
"The day's begun... the day is on... the day is done."
"The clock unwinds... the clock unwinding... the clock unwound."
Birth. Life. Death.
What sustains this march through time? What is the truth in regard to the reality we all share? Is there even any point in asking the question?
"You know the truth is where you find it.
What a whore the truth is!"
What seems true turns out not to be. Reality becomes an alternating mask, grin and grimace.
"Where to turn? Can't think of anyplace -- but you did."
The loneliness of our condition, unfiltered, is intolerable. Escape resides in distraction: the rounds of casual friendship, work, carousing; the lure of decadence and debauchery; the wreckage of dissipation and nihilism...
"From the emptiness and pain I turn away --
So glad that I find you.
You know the truth is where I find you.
We're not alone."
Love is the sustaining power, and the escape from our "mortal jam". It is the expression of the substance unseen; the representation of it in our space-time continuum; the true subject of the song of human experience.
"You know the truth is where I find You."
Vocals: W. Wade & Trena Stooksberry (The Doves)
Guitars: W. Wade Stooksberry
Bass: Joey Stuckey
Drums: Miguel Castro
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Recorded at Joey Stuckey's Shadow Sound Studios, Macon, GA: