About This Song
This song was one of the last songs written for Compass Rose, but it made sense to me as the first track. I felt that I had left a question hanging in the air at the end of Taking Sides by ending with “Imprint,” and I wanted Compass Rose to start with a question in the hopes of answering it by the end of the album. The song is thematically influenced by some of Leonard Cohen’s work, particularly his fiction writing.Read More
This song was written in early 2012 while I was living in Austin, TX. It's a strange mixture of hope and regret, for me. Regret at the time spent putting your faith in something that can't or won't support you; hope that there's something better, something real. In many of the songs I write, there's a sort of desperation that starts to come through - you know what the problem is, but it's not enough to just know it. This might be my favorite from Compass Rose.
Court Hoang - acoustic guitar, voice
Devin Anderson - drums
Luke Lindemann - piano
Matt Meli - organ