Story and video by Joel Patterson
Some songs are just downright peculiar. Where they’ve come from, what they mean, why they mesmerize us – all questions destined to linger in the air without answers. As opposed to what you might call “storytelling” songs with narratives and recognizable characters and events torn from today’s headlines or torn from the musings of an artist, these mystical songs are more like dreams: stream of consciousness impressions and references that skirt any explanation, and yet haunting and revelatory all the same. Their power lies in their obscurity and suggestiveness.