Part of an ongoing series where I revisit 2003's record, Decide To Stay And Swim
As we roll into 2019, this technically marks the the halfway point through this revisiting process I started last year, reworking songs from Decide to Stay and Swim. It's kind of fitting, because while the original CD was out in 2003, it wasn't actually launched until 2004.
I didn't know how far I'd get with this little side project, but I must admit I've been pleasantly surprised by the reaction online to these new versions.
I always think of A Makeshift Marvel as a theme song for the proverbial fork in the road. In my head it's about those times in our lives when a big chapter closes and we're faced with stepping into a new one, all while battling feelings of self-doubt. That said, I don't remember the context of how or why I wrote this song, so whatever.
I do remember this song being a standout from the album for some folks who heard it back then.
So as this version finds its place in the word, maybe it will be a pleasant reminder of the original song for some of you:
The minute the moment takes over the road
Isn't it weird then, to be so in control?
I tried not to wake her, while digging through clothes
I'm stalled in a moment she'll never know.
The caption will read earth-shattering demise
On a lonelier dirt road than we had in mind
And its not the song, its that long distance girl in my head
That I can't explain away.
You may not have noticed, but I've headed out west.
We'll communicate better with that off my chest.
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Hear the original 'A Makeshift Marvel' here: