“Girl singing in the wreckage,
My private world is smashed wide open,
Girl singing in the wreckage,
My first trip,
I had a dream that it would end like this,
You hit the ground and then it stops”
Before I start writing on this song a little announcement - I, the playlist creator, have recently developed a horrible hearing issue that makes it hard for me to listen to more than 1-3 minutes of music on low volume without pain. Music is very important to me, so I am continuing to try to stay involved in writing music, recording music, and writing about music. This all is very hard for me.
“Girl singing in the Wreckage” is a song with a beautifully sung melody, overcast chords, and seethingly poetic lyricism. Black Box Recorder sings of broken expectations, confused memories, and torn dresses. The aforementioned “wreckage” could represent anything from a car crash, of which there are prominent themes, to anything shattered in the listener’s own life. The song is not about apathy, but numb, shocked, indignation teetering on acceptance. It is a natural feeling for one to ask “Why me?”, or to generally live in denial. This song represents the acknowledgement that there won’t be an answer to that question, and that acceptance must come, in fact, it cannot be avoided. Black Box Recorder sings that after calamity, the sun still rises and sets, even if you’re just watching it through a window. The song brings the listener into watching post-calamitic sunrises and season changes through a window, soothingly, still sour.
I suppose I must make due with what is there - that I’m now a girl singing in the wreckage.
“I miss my hometown it's nothing special,
Call my parents let them know I'm alright,
My primary instinct is to protect the child,
Send a postcard from the airport,”
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About the Curator - Sean Arison
Sean is a musician, writer, and artist currently studying Psychology near Los Angeles, California. He really enjoys nice smelling fauna and homely ambient lighting. After exclusively listening to the Beatles, Beethoven, and Pink Floyd until the age of fourteen, he now possesses a wide music taste and loves discovering and sharing the beautiful art that he comes across. Sean loves how music is able to indefinably connect to the individual on such a unique and personal level. Sean has recently released his first single! Check it out on Spotify and Bandcamp. He is currently working on releasing his first full-length album in the near future. To know more, connect with Sean on Instagram!