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Ecce Homo

The title of my first full draft of EWBAITE, before I played anything for anyone. From the Nietzsche book title.

My approach to creative work at the time was influence by Julia Cameron (The Artist's Way) and Stephen Pressfield.

Tracklist:

  1. Narcissus Blooming

  2. Rules Of Life

  3. Gravity Will Bring You Down

  4. Sing My Blues Away

  5. The British Are Coming

  6. Semper Fi

  7. Ain't Got Nobody

  8. I Won't Flake On You

  9. Ivory Telephone

  10. Cleopatra

  11. The Wasteland

  12. Bless The Whole Wide World

  13. Everybody Needs Salvation

  14. Anonymous

  15. Resurgam Fidei (later released as "Return to Ithaka")


Anonymous:

Once a sprawling 6 minute epic, and has a completely cut intro section.

One version's lyrics was:

I don't want to call you Jesus

I don't want to call you Buddha

I don't want to call you Muhammad

I don't even know your name

No i don't know the words to say

So I'll call you Anonymous.


Ivory Telephone:

Reworked 1998 demo.


The British Are Coming:

Different versions of this song exists, with different lyrics. One of them has lyrics that deal with personal problems and references Boba Fett.

Alternate lyric:

Roman soldiers trying to run the show


Gravity Will Bring You Down:

Gravity is in 3/4 time signature. Contains downward choral section of falsetto harmonies in the bridge before the solo.

Has lyrics about Hindenburg falling to the ground. Some lyrics suggest that the imagery was being chained in a dungeon.

Chorus lyrics:

Not every man is a superman

Not every girl is a supergirl

So cut your coupons while you still can

Cause gravity will bring you down.

Verse lyrics:

Mice munchin on your tasty bum


The first five tracks relate to the eventual theme of Patriarchia on EWBAITE (relationships to father or authority figures). The next five tracks belong to the Belladonna theme (relationships to women) while the last five tracks belong to PANOPTICON theme .

Did not contain any co-writes

Was pretty dark

Had final cover art (Everybody Needs Salvation cover) and fold-out star map and a picture of the Tower of Babel

( Last edited by Patbot at 2020-08-23 17:28 PM utc )