Track-by-Track: “Whatever Forever”

After the relative heaviness of “Tell Me a Story,” I wanted to end on a more upbeat, quasi-comical note. The basic idea of the song is that a couple has stopped communicating effectively and their solution to the problem (spoiler alert!) is to stage a massive argument in a public place. There was an earlier version of this song that was more drum-and-guitar-oriented, but given the subject matter and the context of the album, I went for a sound that I think is reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac, particularly the keyboard. And, of course, the depressed robot makes a final plea for the listener to stay on the line just before the record runs out.

Whatever Forever

Another Sunday morning, you and I.
Another cup of coffee, another sigh.
I read the morning paper. You check your phone.
And though we sleep together, we stand alone.

Whatever, forever, give us our daily bread.
Whatever, forever, give us this day.
Whatever, forever, give us our daily bread.
Whatever, forever, give us this day.

The weekend starts with red wine on Wednesday night.
Friday we’re back on gin and too numb to fight.
We talk about our days and pretend to care.
We walk from room to room and get nowhere.

Whatever, forever, give us our daily bread.
Whatever, forever, give us this day.
Whatever, forever, give us our daily bread.
Whatever, forever, give us this day.

Let’s hit the town together. Let’s go tonight.
Let’s have it out in public. Let’s do it right.
We’ll throw things. We’ll break things.We’ll fly into a rage.
And when the sun comes up, we’ll turn the page.

Whatever, forever, give us our daily bread.
Whatever, forever, give us this day.
Whatever, forever, give us our daily bread.
Whatever, forever, give us this day.
Whatever, forever, give us our daily bread.
Whatever, forever, give us this day.

6 thoughts on “Track-by-Track: “Whatever Forever”

  1. Wow. That melody is almost hypnotizing, especially the whatever, forever part. Great. Have you named the android? I think it deserves a cool name. I enjoyed this one as well.

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