Singled Out: Machiavillains
This song is loosely based around a recapitulation of how my circle of friends seemingly imploded. They fell in and out with each other, always with much regret; a state of affairs that I in no way have found myself immune. Now I find myself in a more weathered position. When I saw so much more energy and potential for life years ago compared to now, I thought we were invincible. Since then camaraderie has fallen though it stays strong among a tiny handful of us.
So in an effort to express this cocktail of mixed emotions I started with a C Major chord and resolved it to E flat major. This movement of chords and the lyrics that accompany it represent to me a defiant optimism toward the loss of innocence. We are more mature now, we can see what works and what's broken in our lives is similar to what's broken in our country. Culpability and responsibility are not always pleasant and more often than not people try to find ways out of both by resolving to do nothing. We cannot idly accept this status quo in our personal or public affairs.
People should not be forced to suffer or perish because of miscommunications and misunderstandings compiled with apathy, animus and greed. We see too much of that behavior these days, I'd like to think that it's something that we can change that would make the future better.
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