My Pill is a hard song to explain, only because everyone has their take on it. It’s about knowing you want something but also knowing it could be the ruination of you, like the line “You were my Pill, you were my enemy”. It could be an addiction, to drink, drugs, gambling…it could be falling in love with someone you know is not good for you. It’s about things that make you feel good but are not necessarily good for you and letting them go is hard. The last chorus has the line. “You are a silent look, you are a confidence still left in me”. Sometimes we don’t have to say anything about a situation, but we can take a lot from it.
The Beatles are one of my all time biggest influences along with Pink Floyd. I love this song simply for the ferocity of John Lennon’s vocal and Lyrics. The lyrics may be ambiguous to say the least, but it was generally seen as being a protest song. I don’t feel that from it. It is, for me, a feel good song that can be played in many ways. I wanted to give it this country/folk feel only because I thought of how John Lennon would maybe have approached a song like this acoustically. I hope you enjoy my version.
“Demons” is a track that explores the light and the dark that exist between our fears. How sometimes fear is a great motivator. Silence or loneliness can sometimes push you into situations you never would usually have entered into, therefore learning something you wouldn’t have learnt. Making connections you wouldn’t have made. Sometimes the darkness we all face can make us revisit our purpose in life. We all have different demons at times, knowing we have to face them. Finding your way out of the dark can only lead the light and good. And once learnt can be great tool in life.