If you look at the concept of ‘God’ as a metaphor for all of our own personal struggles, this song quickly becomes an exercise in self-examination; what have I done? What have we done?
Thankfully married to a satisfying beach-side strum-groove, the hard question comes with a side of easy living. Maybe the lesson is quite simple: remember to enjoy the little things; a cigarette in heaven, perhaps.
And when we are done playing games with self-identity, and collectivism, and personal politics, the question still remains: how committed is this nation, and this world, to being uptight? Did we build a society that has a working concept of a cool God?
Jack Symes is a young, promising artist from Los Angeles, CA. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.