Singled Out: Seven Witches' World Without Man
"World Without Man" really came about from my love of post apocalyptic stories and films. I was a big fan of the original Mad Max films & the Charlton Heston film "The Omega Man" when I was younger. And more recently "I Am Legend" I'm intrigued by all the different ideas of what the world would be like after a plague or a nuclear holocaust. My love for sci-fi & horror films plays into that.
But it's really a song about putting yourself in the position of everything you know being gone. No more Internet, Cell Phones, Electricity, Etc… Could you go back to living the way that humanity did before we had all these things?
In the song it goes "Cry for the world, that we brought down to her knees" This is just pretty transparent. We, the human race are all to blame for the slow destruction of this planet. Whether it be pollution, war, destroying natural resources. If we ceased to exist the world would start to heal.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a tree hugger by any means, I fall right into the category of part of the disease that is destroying this planet. But the song is something to think about. It's a lyric that really makes you say What if? Well, at least that's what it means to me.
So when I got the rough mix from Jack the opening riff just lit me up and I wrote "How would it be, if One Day man no longer was" the rest kind of just flowed and the end result is what you have here.