Breaking out the big guns
Anonymous said: Please tell me few words about "Your Zero" :) I'd like to hear what it stands for you.... :) I perceive it as addressing to someone who you think it would be with you forever, like infinite-like zero, it doesn't have mesure, but you watch it go away... did I guess the essence? :) Great song, cheers! Alex
I think you understand the song similar to the way I do. Or one of the multiple ways I do.
Honestly when I first wrote that song I had no idea what it meant. “I thought you’d always be my zero” was just a line that arose naturally with those chords and seemed to demand repetition. Even while recording it I was pretty much under the impression that the song was a semi-nonsensical “whatever sounds right sonically” kind of a song, like the Rolling Stones say about a lot of their lyrics. But as I began to perform it regularly I realized that there was a lot more depth to it and really came from a place deep in my heart and my subconscious.
This happens to songwriters sometimes. You don’t know why you’re singing something until well after it’s finished. “My Zero” turned out to be about a lot of things. Leaving home, losing something you took to be an immutable given, and a big wild America are some of them.
How I felt in a German gas station last month.
Notes on new songs… New batch of recordings getting under way… Oh joy of joys!
Watch the valiant Jorgen Jorgensen heroically tame an untuneable old guitar we found. This is a musician you want on your side.
Nobody makes a mix CD like my friend Will.
Playing down the street from the prison tonight. I asked if they’d let the prisoners out to see the show. They said no. (First show of the tour baby!!!)
Probably the best record I own. Definitely the best cover. Shangri-Las FOREVER MUTHERFUCKERS #RecommendedListening
Squeeze - “45s and Under” (singles compilation) #RecommendedListening