words and music by Tim Erskine
"We all have masks to suit different occasions," Erskine reveals. "Is this autobiographical? Maybe a plea for all those sides to resolve themselves into one? Is unhappiness a choice?" The questions are intriguing; the answers are left to the listeners imagination. Musically, the song betrays the influence of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. "I love Steely Dan," Erskine effuses. "The instrumentation and pop swing rhythms were influenced by their music." A highlight of the recording sessions came when drummer Gregg Bissonette was asked to provide "the sound of bat wings" in the studio.
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You seem strong and safe
I used to see the world as wrong or right
What does it mean, Batman?
From the street your house looks smart
Let me take you back
You know, it still can be that way
You must find yourself
Images from the First Light CD booklet:
The opening to Timpanogos Cave in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah
Tim's son Jeremy and Jeremy's friend Mellissa being digitally erased from reality in the original photograph.
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