The Linear Canvas
This journal is about the wrongs and rights of the world, as I see them.

The Linear Canvas

My Newest Recording – I Don’t Know

July 8th, 2017 . by Alexander Fisher

I originally wrote this song right after 9/11. That was back when I thought just a small band of ill equipped guys from some small country in the middle east could defeat the United States’ Trillion Dollar military. Like everybody else did for awhile.
There was something about the song I liked, especially with the emotions I had put into writing it. But there was just something about it that I felt was missing and after recording it, I never did anything else to it. I also started doubting the science of what I was being told about what happened on 9/11.
I just happened to come across this song recently and liked it well enough to give it another try. When I wrote the song originally, I came up with the drum part first. That is the only time that has ever happened. I changed the drum sounds on this recording, but I digitized my original performance on my Ludwig’s from back then and used it. I added a piano and polished it all up a bit. I also came to some peace in the way I interpret the meaning of the lyrics I wrote then and what I believe happened now. There is common ground lyrically.
I no longer think just “some guys from the Middle East” could defeat the most heavily armed country in the world. That would be impossible.

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