This song… Is…
I did not intend it to be. I had the title, and the line came from it, “I’m gold, for I know the Lord has won my soul!”. I really liked it. It is a play on the passage in Romans 8:
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
But then, as I was playing it, it sounded too much like an older gospel song we do in worship from time to time, called “Bless the Lord”. Like this:
Now, I’m not opposed to “borrowing” from songs or songwriters – there is no original thought. And I am sure I sound like a pale comparison of my favorite artists. But this was just too close for me.
So I decided to scrap the song, and instead use it as an odd transition piece.
The last song, “Shedding My Skin” , ends with a hallelujah chorus, because the subject of the song is finally free from the shackles of life on earth and are before their heavenly Father.
So I thought it appropriate to get ridiculous and praise the Lord as ridiculously as I could. I mean – when I’m before Him, won’t I be filled with awe and wonder? And – with COMPLETE PRAISE? I mean, no holding back, I’m before YOU, LORD! HALLELUJAH!
So – I thought, why not? Why not make it completely weird?
Why not put peacocks in the song…
And it transitions right into the last song on the record. More to come on that one…
See, I like to make complete records, not just collections of songs. So it’s important to me that they flow in some way. Whether that be stylistically, or thematically – I want to try and create a story with my records. I don’t know that anyone else would get that? But that is my goal. So – given that, this song ain’t so weird.
And who is Joe Pyeweed anyway? More on that some day in the future… 😉