Song of the Month – Washing Away’s "So Inevitable"

A sad ending that focuses on the bands break up, with water metaphors suiting Washing Away well. That band may be done, but the music lives.

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We’ve reached the last Washing Away song in Part Four and this EP series. “So Inevitable” comes from the point of view of the dumped, with water body references throughout – clearing, pounding, separating, and providing perspective. The lyrical metaphors still seem good, so I didn’t change them. The melody was a challenge and my voice wavers a bit.  I think it works given the subject. This was also the first time I adjusted the equalization at all. I was getting some distortion on my S’s in “seems so …”, so I turned it down at 10K.

The music has a melancholy hook and plods along, building to the end.  There is a bit of a climactic moment as the verses reach the chorus, but it’s just a bittersweet taste of the unfulfilled hope of making it as a band.  This is the second song to include bass chords – the first was in the introduction on “This Game.” I used some consonant ones in the bridge to show a little optimism that there will be other opportunities to make music.

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Hopes that were built up in the sand have been cleared by the encroaching tide / And the dissolution of the band feels like waves pounding the cliff side

It seems so inevitable when looking back on the course that’s been run / That the mistakes and all the trouble would catch up faster than could be undone

There is no consolation for crushed dreams and this untimely break / Picked up and collected on the shore or cut off, left sinking in the wake

It seems so inevitable when seeing who’s moving on / That the mistakes and all the trouble would take down one before they were gone

These feelings of bitterness and doubt can consume the thoughts of the disheartened / Who’s being replace and left out with nothing but time to let it mend

It seems so inevitable when looking into what the future could be / That the mistakes and all the trouble would matter as much as a drop in the sea