Earthworms

Story Behind The Song

Earthworms was written while the band was in rehearsal. The bassist began playing the opening bass line and then as if rehearsed the rest of the band spontaneously created their own parts around it. Many of the lyrics sung in that first session ended up in the final track as well. And those lyrics were part of the inspiration for the entire story arc of the CD, "Memoirs".

Song Description

This is a song about taking the first steps towards completing a difficult journey. There are many things in the world that are leading to a potentially apocalyptic ending.... "Hell fire in the mother's breast", "Lightning in the distance", "Thunder in the middle sky".... You feel like an "Earthworm in the eagle's nest" meaning that the challenge facing you seems overwhelming and seemingly unbeatable - a tiny person in a vast world. And yet you summon the courage and "Put one foot in front of the other". This is a song about overcoming challenges by harnessing the power of inspiration and the human spirit.

Song Length 4:48 Genre Rock - Alternative, Rock - Modern
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood In High Spirits, Composed Subject Determination, Hope
Similar Artists Radiohead, Coldplay Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Always under hill
Outside looking in
Hell fire in the mother's breast
Earthworms in the eagle's nest

One foot in front of the other
Tell me what it is we want from each other
Tell me what it is you have discovered

Lightning in the distance
Thunder in the middle skies
You are listening to me
Watching as the whole world dies

One foot in front of the other
Tell me what it is we want from each other
Tell me what it is you have discovered

One foot in front of the other
Tell me what it is we want from each other
Tell me what it is you have discovered

Earthworms in the eagle's nest

Lyrics Eagle's Nest Creative Media LLC Music Eagle's Nest Creative Media LLC
Producer Eagle's Nest Creative Media LLC Publisher Eagle's Nest Creative Media LLC
Performance Eagle's Nest Creative Media LLC Label Eagle's Nest Creative Media LLC
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Three Eyed Shmelts Everything Is Cool 11/29/2010
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