Why you want to be the one who comes and darks out all the sun?
Who wants to be that person? You know, the one who shows up at a party and bums everybody out?
No one knows the answer to this timeless question. But, we do know that we had some timeless parties at Marmfington Farm – better known to friends and foes as The Loft.
No one is sure who Mat Hutt was talking about in this song, and so it’s probably safe to assume it’s you. Which is what many of us did. Certainly, I did.
I was always convinced was about me, as I could be rather thorny at times. But, the argument that it could be any of countless other folks is a cogent one. I can surely think of several other suspects.
Whoever it’s about, Mat has always kept it under his hat, in a closet, under a pile of old, embarrassing jumpers.
All I know for sure, is — this recording from Wetlands, in January 1999, is the first time we played it, and it’s a great song. (And if it’s about me – I take no offense.)
Or, as Groucho so touchingly put it —
It’s better to have loved and loft, than never to have loft at all.
Nice post Dave!