‘P.A.S.T.A’ is a beautiful anthem by Tom Rosenthal, exquisitely describing the internal torments many of us go through. However, redemption is the main message of the song. A retribution and a rebuke to all that is ‘down and out’.
It’s the ‘cusp’ of ‘happiness’.
It’s the ‘edge’ to ‘fulfillment’.
It’s the ‘brim’ where ‘loneliness would eventually end’.
This ‘prequel’ of a song, in detail, lists the emotional weakness that can be felt – in desperate and unknown times. Our longing for solitude and affection, overrides the sensible and the logical.
Act II, on that stage of life, is when the protagonist ‘breaks through’ to the other side of emotion – fleeing from the ravages of sadness – into the light of self recognition.
‘P.A.S.T.A’ is just the first Act, of that (your) Broadway play.
You will survive.
Although it hurst so much.
You will rebound.
Although you might not want to.
You will thrive.
Even if that first step, seems so hard.
Rosenthal is fabulously popular and just like his fans, we think his song sensibilities are unique and fabulously entertaining.
He doesn’t need our endorsement, but here it is anyway, Tom.
We dig it.
And so should you.
Kudos, Tom. Kudos.
His latest 15 song LP, ‘Fenn’ dropped in May. But it’s fab to listen again.