Some songs are only about music. Some others are only about words. Some are about atmosphere. There is no right or wrong. And even though this melody shines particularly through its atmosphere & lyrics, listen carefully and discover the mastery of faking monotony.And yes, this is the David Lynch. He sure did a good number on this one! The original song is pretty good as well (which should go without saying if David Lynch decided to touch it – and no, I’m not one of his fans, it’s just semi-objective reality [that’s another word for statistical reality]).
A stellar vocal performance is what makes this song shine. Even though the instrumental is perpetually in the background, it is in such harmony with the singer that it gets pulled right up on the stage with equal rights. There’s more creativity in the song’s use of piano and guitar than there is in most contemporary songs that feature twice or more instruments.
It may start careless and airy, but this isn’t a happy travel song or a Sunday family gathering tune. Listen carefully to what’s being said. Get down into it and enjoy the depth and range of the message. The music is rich. It flows and transforms gently, leaving plenty of room for a wide array of singing styles to grace our ears. Indeed, this melody is quite the feast when it comes to vocals.