Not every Obol song is sad or creepy.
When Ashton and I first worked on Kicker together, I wrote two very different sets of lyrics for it.
The first was about a car crash victim attempting to save her dying friendwhere the “it’s too late,
it’s over” had a very different context. The second set of lyrics was, in essense,
an upbeat “sieze the day” punch to the nuts,
better fitting the song’s drive.
Song name: Kicker (End Over End)
Written by: Barry Craig and Ashton Stewart, 2010
Performances on this recording: Barry, Josh, & Joey
Last updated: Replaced the drums with Josh's drums August, 2012.
Where are you? Make a sound somehow! It's been decided! It's time to leave home, now! We've got the sun outside! My God, I hate this town.
Cos when it's over, what do you show for all your efforts, babe?
I'll drink the cupfulls of doubt. And when the sun melts, look like a statue, basking in your legacy!
On my soul! All the stars and medicine! When we go away, it's too late. It's over.
Oh, my friend! All the stars and medicine! When we go away, it's over. End over end.
Just make a move toward the door. You're such a fun mess, with a drink in your hand. And it's you. God, it's always been you. Get your coat on. Make a sound somehow!
I'll drink the cupfulls of doubt. And when the sun melts, A statue! A statue to you!
On my soul! All the stars and medicine. When we go away, it's too late. It's over.
Oh my friend! All the stars and medicine. When we go away, it's over. End over end.
From Barry, 2010:
Some people, like me, live a bit too much inside their own head.
These folks might be happier if they went out and enjoyed life more, and tried a few new things.
Thank God for friends, who can show up and yank you out of your comfort zone.