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ROMAN CANDLE: DEBRIS END OF THE STREET I knew Jackie when we were in high school I used to like her but I never had a shot. She was warm, had a way with words. The girls hated her, the bo...
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Off to Jackie's with two bottles of wine ---- 'End of the Street' commentary

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Timshel and Logan (Oct. 7 2013)

Dear pre-order family -- Wanted to share with you the story behind the writing and recording of track 1 from Debris, ‘End of the Street.’ Hope you enjoy it. We recorded this yesterday at big light studio (where we also did our record). You can either watch in the video below or listen / download.

Thank you all so very much for encouragement and support.

END OF THE STREET

I knew Jackie when we were in high school
I used to like her but I never had a shot.
She was warm, had a way with words.
The girls hated her, the boys did not.
Then she called me one night upset all a mess.
She said ‘I can’t stay here,’
So I leant her some money for a plane ride far from home.
Jackie moved to Rome Italy.
Got married and she had two kids
Had a husband the worked in finance.
Punched her up when he caught his mistress
She went home. She was confused and alone with her kids
and when he showed up on her Michigan porch,
She took him right back in.

(Chorus)

Some people don’t know a thing
Some people don’t learn a thing
Until they have walked to the very end of the street
Caught up with Jackie just a few months back now.
Saw her out throwing darts on a monday.
Turns out her Roman living in Michigan
said he loved her but he just couldn’t settle.
Well she laughed, wiped the lipstick off of her glass
and said the funny thing is that settling in
is the business I’ve been in.

(Chorus)

Now I’m riding out clean across town now.
Of to Jackie’s with two bottles of wine.
I helped her back on her feet for a while
It’s a funny thing after so much time
Well I knocked. And her door opened up just an inch.
She said ’Hey there friend can you call me tomorrow?
Tonight I am not alone."

Some people don’t know a thing
Some people don’t learn a thing
Until they have walked to the very end of the street

Commentary on 'Not Strangers Anymore' + Contributor

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This is a commentary on one of the songs you have likely already downloaded from Debris, if you have pre-ordered the record. If you didn’t know you already have access to 3 album tracks from Debris, click here --→

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/romancandle/updates/26484

This song was a turning point for us in the making of the record. When we wrote it, the track (almost entirely) was finished in about 12 hours. We had to write lyrics and sing on the thing at that point, but just the instrumental gave us a peculiar ‘focus’ for the rest of the record. We have typically worked that way now that I am thinking about. Working towards about 15 songs for an album at the same time, and then one takes a particular shape and the rest fall into place.

In this commentary I mention (and recite) a famous Ezra Pound poem, published in 1913 called “In a Station at the Metro”. If you know only one Ezra Pound poem, it’s likely this one, as it’s only two lines.


In a Station of the Metro

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.



Lastly – because we have been able to get so close to our pre-sale goal so quickly (89% currently), we have decided to up the ante on the charitable side of our pledge campaign. Once we reach our goal, we will give 50% of the all subsequent money from pre-sales to Nashville’s Street Newspaper “The Contributor.”

This is a non profit organization that runs a newspaper for homeless people to sell on street corners in Nashville (similar to The Big Issue in the UK). It’s an amazing organization, with a small staff and we are thrilled to try and help them. Here’s an article and video --" http://www.pledgemusic.com/blog/821-roman-candle-support-nashville-homeless-newspaper-the-contributor

By the way – this article says we are giving 10%, which is inaccurate. We are giving 50%.

Thanks as always for support, encouragement etc.
Skip Timshel and Logan