Song of the Day #3,740: ‘Before the Calm’ – Witness

Bow your heads in remembrance of the English band Witness, permanent residents in the wastebin of short-lived bands with tremendous untapped potential.

I’m more familiar with Witness’ sophomore album, Under a Sun, than I am with their debut record Before the Calm. I’ve written about Under a Sun a few times, always bringing up how I discovered it after hearing it playing in a record store.

Today’s SOTD is a bonus track on the debut record, which was released in 1999. Interestingly, the song gave the album its title but was left out of the final tracklist. This is a pretty bare bones recording but it’s a lovely song.

Oh life a wasted morning
I don’t fit under a magnifying glass
all dry times
I can see which way its gonna end up going

don’t think like those cracks are showing
it’s not terminal
be fit again tomorrow
and leave your tired memories back there

if I reach out of here
I can touch your fingertips
stretch and grab my hand
and I will do the same

somewhere a power of good times
I build a tower to get closer to the light so I see
I’ve got two sets of keys
in through the front door out to the fields
should I fire on the one that took me away
or the one that brought me back again

if I reach out of here
I can touch your fingertips
stretch and grab my hand
and I will do the same

I don’t need you no I don’t need you
but when your looks are fading
my moods have improved
yeah when we want instead of needing
and I’m coming back for you

and I reach out of here
I can touch your fingertips
stretch and grab my hand
and I will do the same

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,740: ‘Before the Calm’ – Witness

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    My head is bowed.šŸ˜

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