I Am Not Waiting Anymore

This post is part of a series called “Playlist” where I post songs I find meaningful in life and entrepreneurship. If you like this I hope you will check out the other posts.

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American Songwriter has a good piece on the meaning of the lyrics and backstory of the band. It’s the kind of writing Rolling Stone used to do. From the singer/songwriter Christopher Porterfield:

“That’s me saying, ‘You know what, this is ridiculous. It’s time to get real, let’s do this. This being music,” says Porterfield of the aforementioned song. “That song was my personal revelation that if I wanted to try to be a songwriter and a musician that it’s really time to do that and to dedicate time and energy to that endeavor. It’s about the struggle of making art and about destroying things that are precious and it’s about coming to terms with who you are. It’s about being hungry while being patient but mostly giving into the hunger of it and just wanting something.”

I am red in tooth and claw
God’s favorite child, bloodied from the brawl
And this bitterness was killing me all along
I am not waiting anymore
I am not waiting anymore

Blowing through time like nickel slots
In a windowless room, on a credit card
flash it like a semaphore – a vague, drafty metaphor
I am not waiting anymore

I’ve been a keen eyed observer of the movements of concentric parts
Of the bodies, of bones, and breasts and unmapped chambers of hearts

And the sand in hand has been turned to glass
Like a Jeroboam filled with a life that’s passed
You can toss it off the balcony and listen for the crash
I am not waiting anymore

I spent eight long years working on my screenplay
it’s a teen movie with young actresses that plays to the middle aged

I have read between the lines
I have been wrong every time
It burned up on the alter, but I am fine
I am not waiting anymore
I am not waiting anymore
I am not waiting anymore

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Huge thank you to so many people for helping us make this drunken post Demo Day idea into a reality! From a couple beers and a night of K-pop, to many practice sessions, to a Facebook group of over 350 helpful friends who let us crash a wedding at 111 Minna, film at the original Facebook house, visit the set of the upcoming Bravo reality series on Silicon Valley, and take over the block of a peaceful neighborhood. We salut you, Gangnam style! Oh and sorry Google, we left as soon as security showed up…

Thank you to Fawaz Al-Matrouk who drove up from Los Angeles to do this shoot at the last minute and made it beautiful and high production. We can’t wait to release the final version, but this trailer will give you a few sneak peeks.

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River

 

River – by LIGHTS

Out across cities I see buildings burn into piles
And watch the world in wonder as mountains turn into tiles
And trees losing their leaves, and our faces becoming tired
I wish I could discover something that doesn’t expire
Come and stumble me

Take me river, carry me far
Lead me river, like a mother
Take me over, to some other unknown
Pull me in the undertow

Such are the things that make a kingdom rumble and shatter
The same dynamic that another day would never matter
It really just depends on who’s giving and who’s receiving
And things that don’t make sense are always a little deceiving
Come and stumble me

Take me river, carry me far
Lead me river, like a mother
Take me over, to some other unknown
Pull me in the undertow

I want to go where you’re going, a follower following
Changing but never changed, claiming but never claimed