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July 23, 2011 / John Sieger

It’s That Time Again

Click: It’s That Time Again

Another song from Semi-Twang’s Wages Of Sin CD. This one was written in the ’80s and has an unusual chord progression. A shifty pastiche of major chords that seems to hop around from key to key and achieves that effect almost like a truck driver changing gears. The subject matter is the randomness of time, the way the past can drop in for a visit and just sort of impose itself on the present, whether you like it or not. And pleasant memories are transformed to painful ones by their glaring absence. Anyway, like many of my favorites, I don’t remember struggling with this song much, it sort of fell out of my guitar and crawled onto my yellow legal pad. At the time I was captivated by the language in songs, how conversational it could be, how formal and the idea of being able to say something kind of hip and yet true. I was in love with writers, the usual suspects whose names you don’t have hear me say again, who could turn a phrase in a song and sound like a cross between Raymond Chandler and a guy on the street in your home town telling you something funny or sad. That’s what I was going for.

© 2011 John Sieger


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