Key Cm, Tempo 110
Full disclosure: I have no clue what this song is “about”. These types of lyrics would frequently be created on the fly during guitar jam sessions with my brother Tom back in the day. We’d play our guitars and I would scrawl words into my journal during the breaks.
The music has a more recent inspiration. For many years I enjoyed the Jazz Poets of San Antonio, who would combine free flowing poetry and jazz at local festivals, allowing folks to come up and read their poems while the band jammed in the background. This song intentionally has a bit of that vibe to it, including (if you listen hard for it), the obligatory beatnik snapping of the fingers. It’s probably one of the least conventional arrangements in the set.