Anonymous asked: What is behind the lyrics of Road Side Memorial? Hands down the best lyrics I've ever heard, it's spitefulness is beautiful
At the time I was living in a place that had lots of abandoned buildings around, it was quiet and peaceful and mostly beautiful.
Then one day some one erected this awful, garish memorial to some teenager who had died in a car wreck near my house and I had to look at this ugly yellow monstrosity every time I came home and it got to be incredibly irritating.
The song to me was always a response to a large group of people who claimed to have my best interests at heart, without actually knowing what my life was about. A rejection of bad advice I received trying to kick an addiction by people who had never experienced addiction.
It’s a common theme in life, the bored and the boring want to play director. The original ending lyric was “I’ve earned a road side memorial” which I should of kept. At the end of the rant that is the song I felt tacky and cheap and self abusive, and if I were to die that moment I’d of earned some awful, ugly store bought monument.