Wading in quicksand. You wonder how you’d come to this point.
A moment ago, we’d delighted our hot shoulders under the refreshing waterfall. Then on this darkest of treks, you’d fallen into a chasm of unknowns, that we’d ultimately known about, oh so clearly prior.
Nothing was secret. Nothing was hidden from view. But it was accepted, embraced, then voted into influence.
Now you’re waste deep in quicksand, perturbed by how it’s gone so oddly and viciously.
Nation of Language songwriter, Ian Devaney said: “This song first started to come together in the early days of the Trump administration, but was never quite finished and got a bit lost as time went by. When the demo resurfaced during the pandemic, the song struck a chord not just in its intended political context but in the context of so many people losing family members, jobs, or any semblance of normality – whatever might be left of it after the past few years. I had seriously hoped that by the time the song came out it would be slightly less relevant than when I first wrote it, but defeating Trump was always going to be just one step in the fight to make the country a more just and decent place. So, no matter what, the core message still resonates with me deeply.”
The branch that can save you from the clutches of the quicksand is near.
But even after that, there is much to salvage and heal. Will it ever heal? Or is this wound, doomed to get ever worse?
Is the genie out of the bottle? Is this the beginning of the end for leadership?
Nation of Language’s, ‘A Different Kind of Life’ is something fresh and vibrant, even in this most ‘perplexing’ times.