The song during the Southern Decadence Parade is an original compostion of mine. The lyrics were written in St. Louis while I was on tour with a band called Moonshine Willy. I was thinking about love and animals and how beautiful it all was.
The music kind of grew out of two other songs which kind of fit when I put it all together, to my surprise. One is aa simple riff which was a song called Tragedoo, about how things can be going well with love and then bang!. The other is a song called Genesis which my old band Sardina used to play, it is lifted right out of the chorus.
The recording is with one of my many short lived musical projects called the Weird Messengers, my friends Joe, Joey, and Stevo, and I went out to Joe's dad's place, he had recently passed. We wanted to do some work on the old house and since empty houses have the best acoustics we set up all our instruments and recorded a bunch of track. I would show them to the band and we would rehearse it a couple times and move on.
The weekend we were out there was the Harvest Moon, and it was near Rock Falls Illinois. The Harvest Moon rises at sunset and is full, then sets around 4 am, it gives the farmers aa chance to harvest in the night and incredible visibility.
I provided Bart with a bunce of songs for use in Rox, and he had the idea to use it as a background for the parade. I am very proud of my role in this snippet.
It isn't late, still I anticipate, will it end with you and me?
Fire and fury? Might and possibility?
It's Tragique, C'est Magnifique.
And deep within, a gopher sits with his next of kin, he's passing on a torch,
That burns without air.
The fur was once bear.
It's magique, C'est magnifique
They don't understand how I make these sounds with my hands.
I got something to say.
It's magique, C'est Maginifique