Zack Grimm comments on each song on the album Kingscrossing (2007):
When I asked Zack Grimm to provide a Song By Song commentary, he was
more than willing to comply. He also sent me the lyrics, which were not
included in my cd booklet; so I could appreciate the songs with a more
solicitious rendering, and thereby, gain greater understanding of their
overall meaning. Having explanations for each track creates a passionately
personalistic vibe, which allows for a sincere emotional response, and
deeper dedication to the music. So sojourn with this brave knight's tale
of true ditties:
- This is a song viewed from a knights point of view in the Medieval ages.
It is about how it must have been to defend the Kingdoms back then.
- Is about becoming a modern day vampire, and realizing opportunities
- Life is about life in general. The struggles we all face every
day; those things we see on the news, and the corrupt system we all deal
with from day to day.
- both songs are about my life, and what I went through, in order
to become who I am today. About six years ago, I was falsely diagnosed
by doctors for depression. I was put on 16 different anti-depressants,
which really flipped my life upside down. I lost my house, my beautiful
wife, and I had no desire to really do anything, anymore. (This could
have been a good country song... huh?) LOL! To make a long story short,
I was on those meds for two years, then I spent two years going through
detox programs; only to discover that I suffered from sleep apnea, a sleeping
disorder. The good news is that surgery fixed me up, and I was able to
get back on track. I have been doing great ever since. This was a mind
bogling experience, but I was able to turn things around in a positive
light; thankful, to be writing Metal again!
- Is about how we view the world we live in. Why do people use
hate to control or gain things? This is true, especially where music in
concerned. People are turning people against each other, availing inequal
opportunity for the weasels in life to take advantage of us. They exploit
the things we work hard to obtain, they step on the goals we all try to
achieve. Look what happened to the music industry, for one example, and
how Metal faded. The hope we have is for the younger generations to see
through the BS, that we had to live through, and keep things on the right
track; so that we all can keep Metal alive.
In the Night - We all see how tough people get when they have a
gun, right? We had a friend who was in a confrontation years ago, he was
shot and almost died. He said when he was lying there bleeding, thinking
he was going to die, that he saw angels. He had this divine vision right
before he blacked out, and thought it was over.
- This is a modern tale about a Dr. Jeckyl / Mr. Hyde meets Jack
the Ripper. I think we all know someone that fits the bill
Of Nails - I think sometimes we all feel like we go from day to
day in a stagnant routine. Nothing seems to change, and so we feel like
we never get enough rest or time to plan ahead. Sometimes it feels like
we're resting on a bed of nails, and a hope for things to be better, resides
in the future
.1000 years perhaps?
Fire - On the news, in the past, drive by shootings were popular
and riots were a way of life. Live by the sword die by the sword!
In A Hole - How many people do you know that grew up in a small
town, and that town seemed to have nothing to really offer? That's when
you have to make it happen
let the bad things in life be the fuel
for your fire to turn things around.
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