When I wrote these verses, I was trying to set up this catastrophe that Bruce had laid out in the chorus, and then I tried to find an upside. As it unfolded, I really couldn’t believe in an upside.
But a message, sort of a higher viewpoint, came through. Basically, it’s that after you admit that life can deal you unfair blows, you have to step back and look at what’s really lost. You see how unimportant material things are compared to just being alive.
The Red Plains
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August 7 2011