» Until


In this song a lover expresses his frustration, and shows his attitude towards the loved. He says he's going to stick it out "until."

The music comes from a number of places. I like the opening chord, and most of the song is built around that sound. It is actually related to the opening chord of "My Purpose" and of some chords in another song we left off, a song called "The Hoyden."

The other important idea for constructing this song was hearing how the meaning of a verb changed slightly when first used transitively then intransitively.

Two other points: I originally wrote: "Hope is bitter, grief is worse." But it's oh, so much better the other way. And, isn't Ray's flugelhorn solo great? Jean said, "That makes the piece," and I agree.