Ride the Bomb is the first song I have written for the project. Actually, all the songs were written in the order I published them on this blog – with the exception of To Forget. The song’s working title was Do not Ride the Bomb.
The lyrics are more or less a status report Bino’s condition before waking up and fighting his demons. In case you’re wondering why I write about Bino: It’s easier to write about oneself from a certain distance. Back on topic. Bino was full of aggression as he had bottled up all his feelings for a pretty long time.
All the verses, basically, deal with Bino being hurt by influences from outside; i.e. people close to and around him. So, the lyrics were not written about one specific person.
The bridge “I’m one step from ignition” and the chorus are Bino’s final warnings before all the rage and anger in him surface and all his inner hell breaks loose.
During the verses he is nearly begging for people to hurt him. That’s not because he’s a masochist but because feeling pain sometimes is the only way to confirm one is still alive.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.
If you asked yourself where the name of the project comes from, you might want to read on. Demons Sleeping in the Mirror is strongly connected to the introductory piece called To Forget. So, I’m going to explain that piece of writing to you in order for you to understand the project’s title.
Demons Sleeping in the Mirror – General Information
As promised in my last post I’m going to start a series called Behind the Glass containing background information on the respective lyrics of Demons Sleeping in the Mirror. For those of you who don’t know where the project’s name comes from I’ll explain it again in the next post. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section. Later on, you can find all the information on the Demons Sleeping in the Mirror page under the Creative Writing category in a section named Behind the Glass.
The voice of the people is the voice of god. Last night the polls were closed. I wanted to know if you’d like to have some background information on the lyrics I published over the last weeks. Well, the results showed you’d like to know more. Thank you to all who voted.
Over the next days I’m going to publish more information about the content of the lyrics and why I wrote them and why I started the Demons Sleeping in the Mirror project in the first place. I only have to see how much information it is and how many posts it’ll be. Anyway, if you have any further questions, comments, criticism etc. feel free to post them in the comments below the respective posts or just send me an email. I’m always keen to get to know new people. My address is:
If there are enough questions I could even create an FAQ page. But that’s just me thinking in writing again.
Now you can find the page concerning Seeing Demons in the Mirror under the Creative Writing category. It contains a list of the songs and links to their respective lyrics. Some time this week you will also find some additional information for each song. I hope that in the near future I can post some music to go with the lyrics. Until then, enjoy reading and re-reading the lyrcis.
The additional information will first be published in an upcoming post in the course of the next days 🙂
In the course of this week I made up my mind about how to call my project. Yeah, I still couldn’t find my inspirational bunny so I decided to think about a name. That’s Me 1 : Bunny 0, I guess 😀
Ok, let’s stop beating around the bush. The project is called:
Demons Sleeping in the Mirror
Why? you may ask and you’re absolutely right to do so. The explanation actually is pretty easy. As an introduction to the project I posted a piece called To Forget which is basically about walking through a house full of memories and reminders of a certain time. Yeah, there is a difference between a memory and a reminder, at least for me there is. Anyways, looking back on the times the lyrics were written I did the exact same thing. I walked through a house built in my mind and visited its different rooms.
Each of those rooms contained a demon that was connected to me. Thus, I could only see it when looking into a mirror. However, the demons were slumbering in my mind until being woken up by me writing about them. So, I could stare at my reflection for as long as I wanted and nothing changed until I took pen and paper and wrote down what was haunting me.
It was a cathartic experience to finally let go of all the specters and ghost and all those other evil creatures haunting my mind. However, some faint memories always stay and maybe they’re not supposed to go away.
When you wake up the demon and fight it the mirror gets smashed to pieces eventually. So you return to sweep up the broken glass. Still, there are some pieces scattered into the backmost corners of a room, invisible to the human eye. They will remain in the room forever, sometimes reflecting tiny rays of light that shine through the window and sometimes you still get cut on their edges. Not knowing why you’re bleeding but feeling the pain of a distant event you cannot place because you cannot see the fragments of glass, of the mirror.
So, I hope I could enlighten you about the meaning of the title. In the next days, you’re gonna find a new page on this blog that will lead you to the respective lyrics of Demons Sleeping in the Mirror. You can find it under the Creative Writing category.
I’d appreciate your feedback 🙂
What’s your opinion concerning the title? Do you like it? Why? Why not?
It’s the final day and I’m gonna leave you with a quote taken from The Myth of Sisyphus, an essay by French philosopher Albert Camus:
I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain! One always finds one’s burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is well. This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake of that night filled mountain, in itself forms a world. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.
Everyone of us can overcome their fate. I guess, I’ll leave that without further comment.
That’s it for Day #3 and the whole challenge. Thanks again to Tiegan for the nomination.