Ever felt at times you’re so far away from where you live, from what you know, who you know yourself to be and the love of the people who know you and you don’t know if you want to panic or if you should just go with the flow? You’re miles from home and feel the enveloping cloak of loneliness sitting beside you as you have another drink to distract yourself and fortify some courage to continue on, keep it all together until you get home?
Well maybe that’s what this song is about, the loneliness that sometimes sits beside you for a while as you travel the road.
Selecting three different types of people sitting in a pub along the road, the straight man, the late man and the fate man all drinking their way through their loneliness and the recurring memories of yesterdays sunsets.
Inevitably a fight breaks out between two of them and the third keeps on wondering what the hell it’s all about.
This was one song I wasn’t so sure about having on the album.
We tried different ideas to make it work including having one of the best harmonica players in Queensland having a go at the song but still it didn’t sound right.
The strange funky sounding guitar at the beginning led us on to the tinkle of the keys and the slow heavy backing voice give the song a sinking feeling that is suddenly lifted as the chorus of realisation sets in about the situation.
The slide guitar gives the song a slight country feel that if I ever heard it on a country radio would make me wonder if the radio station had accidentally changed from country to something else.
I’m still unsure about this song and would be interested in what you think.