song by song – molybdenum

Molybdenum

Molybdenum lyrics:

When you feel you cannot see the end
When you’ve driven down that road and back again
Calm yourself you restless being
Calm yourself you restless being

When all of the pins are in the air
Spinning without rhyme or reason everywhere

Calm yourself you restless being
Calm yourself you restless being

 

When all of the feelings have run through
And all of the meaning has eluded you

Calm yourself you restless being

Calm yourself you restless being

When the ones you love can’t help you out
When your mind is riddled with all doubt

Calm yourself you restless being
Calm yourself you restless being

 

When all of the feelings have run through
And all of the meaning has eluded you
Calm yourself you restless being
Calm yourself you restless being

Desire is like a fire
(Take a spark and make a flame like blood it’s running through your veins)

So calm yourself you restless being
Calm yourself you restless being


Fun Facts:

– Molybdenum is a metal with one of the highest melting points. It is also used as a homeopathic remedy. It’s number on the periodic table is 42 – a fact I found quite amusing given I was taking it as a remedy.

– Molybdenum is also used as a lubricant oil in roller chains and machinery – also interesting for me as I had become fascinated with escalators, conveyor belts, pulleys, chains and modes of transport (see lyrics of the song Falling Down).

– Molybdenum was prescribed for me for the feeling of being forced to do something – a difficult feeling I have always had around making music. At the time of this prescription I was trying to figure out my antidote to the feeling of being forced. The answer came to me as ‘desire’ which Esther Perel defines as ‘the expression of a sovereign self. To own the wanting’

– Desire has become the lubricant in what I do – learning to recognise it and fuel it.

– I am very proud of the recording of this song – beautiful double bass playing from Tim and one of the few times I feel I have truly let a song breathe. Processing the vocals and layering them like an aural collage was fun and added greatly to the unease and beauty of the song. I thoroughly enjoyed the processing of vocals across the album – it is both calculated but also random enough as to the results.

 

 

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