Danny: I wrote this while eating breakfast and I think I love it. I'm spending the long week-end in the woods so I won't be FAWMing much. I had 20 minutes to record this before I had to leave. To be honest, I'm kind of glad I had to do it in a couple takes; it feels more honest, despite the fumbling noodling at the beginning. I nearly went with irony, but the mystery of an oyster or a drop of water deserves better than that. I was thinking it could have the thundering reverb-drenched sound @vomvorton conjured for our collabs, but maybe it should stand like this. I had a surprising collaborator on the first two lines. Here's what I wish he had asked me to say:
DJT: I’ve been thinking about my raging narcissism, and I want to change. The thought of our fragile blue planet hurtling through the vastness of space moved me and I improvised the first two lines of this song. Danny was gracious enough to ask me to join his Fresh Spotless Youth in that world where all the broken things find redemption and are made beautiful. Thank you for that, and thank you for giving voice to my first attempts at songwriting, offered with fear and trembling.
You know we’ve got a world, right?
But it’s so tiny compared to the universe
Have you seen the birds in flight?
We’re all so tiny compared to the universe
We’ve got this world around us
Come on let this world astound us
Open up an oyster
Think about mere moisture
It’ll break your heart