“A Fine Blue Line” and “Make It Soon”
“A Fine Blue Line” – this track has such meaning to me. Even more so, now, than during the last 2 years:
Take a look and see
What’s become of me
Remember how it used to be
Well, time rushes on ahead, enough said
That’s just the way we blew it
Time marches on ahead, one day you’ll see it
Love is a fine blue line
I watch my love, she’s sleeping
The air around her deepened
Tomorrow she will smile again
Tomorrow she’ll get wild again
These lines speak of the calm before the maelstrom. The peace before the uncertainty, before the storm that often followed.
Listen for when the guitar kicks in (at 1m 54s) with its discordant, hellish sound – that was what was going on in my mind at the time. A project mayhem, a madness, but also a structure and a meaning.