About the Songs
X-ennials - "Senseless American Tragedy"
Part 1 - The Horror:
The part where you are in it. You are living the pandemic day to day, and just trying to get through this thing alive, and with your family intact. The emotions, the loss, the weight of it all.
Don't Break - A comment on the stress and the limits of being in the pandemic. The mental fatigue of watching folks die, while Trump just worries about winning re-election. It's about finding every ounce of strength you can to get through this horror.
Orange Man, Strange World – 'Orange Man' is about Trump’s role in the 600,000+ dead citizens of America. Studies from Columbia University show he and his inept, morally bankrupt administration, through their lack of response, denial of the virus, outright lies and murderous neglect, caused hundreds of thousands of deaths that were unnecessary.
Weightless – Saying goodbye to your partner as they pass away horrifically from Covid-19, even though you were a conscious family, you were careful. But it got to you and the weight of it all is just unbearable.
Let Her Go - A story about a man whose wife already left him because of his failings. She leaves again because of Covid-19. He has to say goodbye a 2nd time. He could never get over his own failings or out of his own way. He never moved on, and now is faced with no choice but to do so.
Biding Time - This song is dedicated to pandemic workers. Health care, but also, everything from Amazon, to sanitation workers, City employees like Bus Drivers and teachers, all the day to day workers grinding this thing out mentally with us, and taking care of everyone as their job. Also, just working class folks in general working their ass off through this pandemic, waiting for help from government or otherwise.
Part 2 - The Aftermath
Moving forward and on from the pandemic. Present day, we are almost there, but still not quite. We have variants, vaccine hesitancy, and ignorant denial of science. But this half of the album is about moving forward and coming to terms with what has happened, the horror, the loss.
Don't Go it Alone – The lyrics are about the very moment of loss and how you must go forward, but you don’t have to go it alone. Your partner didn't die in vein and you are not alone moving forward.
Falling in Your Arms – Meeting someone after the pandemic ends, that you had been seeing around, but now you are ready to go. Getting back into dating and loving, sharing experiences with someone.
Better Tomorrow – How you are handling the stress of the loss and the pandemic. Many people are suffering with mental health, in America, as well as Worldwide. Many people turn to drugs, alcohol, or otherwise, while dealing with extreme levels of anger, sadness and depression. The meaning is to keep pushing yourself to move on, move forward and welcome a better tomorrow.
When You're Gone – A moving-on song. Coming to terms with your loss and moving on when you’ve come to realize they are really, truly gone. Your partner passing along the message that it's ok, you must move forward without them and keep living.
Live All Our Lives – Whatever the worst of this is, it's over. You and your loved ones can live out your lives. Millions have died and 615K+ and counting have died in the US. None of it can be undone, but we live out our lives and honor those we’ve lost, the latter which is the point of this entire record.