Colin Watson comments on each song on the album Reborn (2006):
Wars - This song is written about the way war comes home with our
soldiers. Just because we have them back does not mean they are with us
all the time.
For The Young - With every year that goes by, and a lot of them
have since I wrote this, our youth have more gangs, drugs, and hell they
have to try to get past to make it in this world. For me, I have to cry
for the young.
- Written for how I see others living their life and even though
I might not agree with their choices they seem to be happy. I feel you
have to make the choices in life that make you happy. If you're not going
to live while you're here
then why live at all. Life, live it free.
- I left music for a long time and I had an empty spot in my soul
that I did not know was there. When we got back together we were "reborn"
as a band and I was "reborn" as the man I always wanted to be.
This made writing Reborn mandatory.
Of Fate - I lost some people in my life that I felt I did not do
enough for them before they died. They were two of my young cousins and
I felt that by my actions I did not help them in life, and if anything,
may have caused harm to them in a spiritual sense. Leading them down wrong
paths or at least not stopping them when I knew they where going down
Winners - This is a song that tells a story of how I feel the world
would be if we had a nuclear war. I feel that living after the war would
be so bad that I would go out of my mind. No deer, trees, family and so
on that I feel the winners are the people that did die. Nothing to live
for would make you the loser in this instance.
To Skin - Do I really need to say more? Sex, hot dirty sex. My
Am Storm - This I wrote when a bad flood came through our little
part of the world and showed a lot of us who is boss. One day everything
is great you have the world by the balls and the next thing you know you're
living out of the bag. Thank God the "Loan Shark" did not find
me that day.
- This a song for people who feel they are, have, and never will
have nothing. No matter how hard they try to change, they still end up
with nothing. Most tend to blame their "nothing" on someone
it could be a parent, sibling, or a lover. The sad part is when
they give up and they become "nothing".
Like Thunder - You will have to ask Don Depew.
Death Do You Part - Lots of us get set in our ways very early
in life. Most will never change even when they should. To me they are
married to their habits and will stay that way till they die. We all know
change is very hard and impossible for some. Drinking, smoking, shooting
up, and fighting...TILL DEATH DO YOU PART.
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