Forget the Bob Dylan references and enjoy this artist as he is. That is my firm advice when approaching The Tallest Man On Earth. "Into The Stream" is as honest and true as any of the songs on Shallow Graves and it, especially, features some of my favourite lyrics from TTMOE.
"Our dog dog will drink
Till the oceans gone
And he will pull
Till the collar breaks"
The song seems to be about striving to get away from the beaten path and a journey through life that may be deemed as 'boring'. The message is conjured beautifully with everyday imagery and accompanied by acoustic guitar, itself very central to the song with TTMOE's hard picking and the bright recording.
The Tallest Man On Earth - Into The Stream
Tuesday, 30 June 2009