Sunday, August 31, 2008
John Munson and Steve Roehm and I were rehearsing this morning for my set at the ProVention concert on Tuesday. I had figured out the six songs I was going to do, there are lots of performers so we all have to keep it short. Anyway, when I told John and Steve the songs I planned on singing, John said, "You aren't going to play 'Against History'?"
"Your best song," interjected Steve (I'm not sure if he was serious or not, a common experience with Steve.)
I said, I think it's a good song that makes a great point. John liked that comment but he said, "It really would be a perfect song for the ProVention."
Which suddenly struck me as completely and obviously true. So I started playing it in a way very different from the version on "Free Life" and the three of us ran it down a few times. I think I'm in love with the song again. "It's you and me against history; it doesn't have to be the way it's always been. You and me against history; we'll never let it be that way again."
People can never be perfect, we are by nature flawed; but songs can express perfection and righteousness and immortal love, and be the things that we only dream of.