A Million Miles Away
Ever feel like you’re nothing short of several lifetimes away from it all?
In this sermon I explore the depths of my doubt from the source to present day, feeling trapped in a labyrinth of discontent, a cycle of alarm clocks to wake up for work and late night recording & writing sessions. It began with the hook, then came the alternate, then the verses -better spoken than performed in a traditional sense as I wanted the listener to connect with the anxiety, doubt, and desperation of someone driving through a crowded capital city, late at night with no destination in the hope that you somehow find the route you seek before the fuel light begins flashing.
The funny thing is that all the times you stop hiking towards your dreams you’re much closer than you think. It’s not even like you can see the doors when they’re wide open, you’ve just got to keep going. Keep adding fuel to the fire and fan the flames because once the fire is out, you’ve got to gather the inspiration to start again.
Themes of escapism, despair and a longing for change are rife within this piece of art. The underground railroad pays homage to Tubman et al who led many slaves to freedom and it also relates to a job offer I received from TFL who offered to pay nearly twice as much as my current job which fell through last minute. The underlying narrative is one of feeling stagnant due to circumstance and trying hard to start the engine in order to move.
Whether the end goal be passion, desire, financial gain, personal fulfilment or all four, you’re only as near or far as you want to be so stay working and enjoy the journey.
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