Today Automatic Static mainman Z Rokk tells us about "I'm So Worn Out, I'm So Far Gone" from their brand new album "Number IV," which was released today. Here is the story:
"I'm so worn out, I'm so far gone" was a concept song for me which I don't think I have ever tried before this new album "Number IV." I saw the recent news stories about a certain reality star getting divorced after only a couple months of marriage and just laughed at the television and it inspired me to write a song that lyrically came from the inner demon of someone's head that was in that frame of mind. The first lyrics "bring me the stones bring me the flashbulbs baby, give me the money, give me all that I can get," are pretty obvious. They basically reflect the true motives of what I felt the star in question really thinks. Of course I cannot say for certain yet the rest of the actions following pretty much supported it. I am always trying to get new ideas for lyrics as it can definitely make or break the song and the listener enjoying the relationship they have to it.
The chorus starts out with " I have no soul I'm pretty, I won't feel bad for you," which again reflects the inner motives of the person in question as its a sad thing when being pretty and having sex tape can make you rich. I started writing and felt like it was pretty amazing that the situation that inspired me to write the song and the person(s) that were involved really weren't famous for doing anything at all except being wealthy. Weird, yet very common these days.
The next verse is the subject feeling desperate for their own survival and hoping that because of this circumstance and the negative exploits they are going through, they don't want it to affect their fame. "Please don't think twice, i need your eyes glued to me, don't turn the channel as you may realize you can't be me." The obvious meaning being that if you only thought for two seconds a viewer might realize that what they are watching is the slow train wreck that is reality TV and especially the stars of it. I am always amazed at people's in ability to let go of the cancer of insecurity and self hatred we participate in when we support people doing crazy negative things to themselves or others for the sake of entertainment. I'm no saint, nor am I perfect yet I definitely would never want to exploit pain as a form for entertainment, especially not emotional pain. It's a sad thing.
Most all of the lyrics in Automatic Static tunes tend to be much like a personal therapy session for myself and i use my lyrics as a way to get things off my chest that i would rather never say to the public or the person or persons that inspired the lyrics pin the first place. I think i am more than likely in the same boat as a lot of artists and lyrics can be a way to work through getting your frustrations or feelings out. I use metaphoric ways most of the time yet on every record i try and expand what I did the last time and get better at my craft and this new Automatic Static album "Number IV," I wanted to be a little more literal lyrically speaking and try being more obvious to the listener and watch the reactions. I'm hoping that my fans and new fans enjoy the new record and Ill continue to have the inspiration to do more.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself right here!