Dec 18, 2018

Down Long

I've got a lot to say about "Down". I don't usually explain my lyrics but I think I might in this case, at least generally. It's mainly about vulnerability. There's risk in offering vulnerability; there are joys and pitfalls. You can say "Don't bring me down", meaning don't make me sad. You can be a drag, as in bummer, or just drag me under water. You can also go down on or with somebody -- that can be good or bad too. They all come down to declaring one's vulnerability, whether it be a come-on or submission. Come-on or submission is context relative.
This is my standard disclaimer in long form. This video in particular is a bit of that, too. I'm a little embarrassed to appear half naked, gallivanting about with my imperfections. But more so, I'm terrified of water and doing that awkwardly in public adds more vulnerability. So this video is about all that too.
So if you feel compelled to mock this video for whatever reason, it's not just a silly music video -- it's really deep stuff, man. Respect my authority art!
Oh yeah... and it's also about the joys of Summer: fun in the pool!
Splish splash!

Get this song from the 2018 album, Down