Twisted World


“This song means a lot to me… Probably because it is “anchored” in me by the pain of the experience…  I was a frustrated man when I wrote it… Thus, I POUNDED my tortured Strat and the song emerged! This anger comes out in the recording…

“I came home to our $300 a month apartment late at night after a morning band rehearsal and a double shift waiting tables… I found my clothes and things outside our locked front door… A clear statement of rejection from the person I had committed my life to be with… How could this be? How could this happen? It seemed to be a truly twisted world of paradox and contradiction… I could not reconcile it… I was giving my all because I’m wired without an off switch to do my best…doing my best to be a good man and good provider…only to be PUNISHED for it… I had a poem title that I wrote in that era of my life called, And so I hated life… I already had outcast issues…a struggling artist…didn’t know if I would ever amount to anything, unconfident and unsure of myself… Pain is remembered more deeply than good feelings… This song says it all as I wrote it when it happened…in that moment in fact…as soon as I could get the 4-track machine recording…  “I got a home…but got no place to live…” Damn…”


Thrown in a twisted world from which we both hid
I got a home but got no place to live
Something happened along the way that changed the way you see
And I know for sure your door ain’t open for me
 
We were caught, caught in a vise
Crushed beneath the weight of a modern life
And it torn, torn us into
I awoke one day and found that I’d been hurled
Into a Twisted World
 
I don’t understand the way things are
We were close, but then we ripped it apart
Too many troubles along the way, too little money and time
And a love once true was scrapped and left behind
 
We were caught, caught in a vise
Crushed between the walls of a modern life
And it torn, torn us into
I awoke one day and found that I’d been hurled
Into a Twisted World
 
Thrown in a twisted world from which we both hid
I got a home but got no place to live
Something happened along the way that changed the way I see
Where a love once stood now stands an enemy
 
We were caught, caught in a vise
Crushed beneath the weight of a modern life
And it torn, torn us into
I awoke one day and found that I’d been hurled
Into a Twisted World