“The time’s gone awry; don’t you understand?
Everything that you knew has turned into sand.
Everything that you thought is no longer true.
The man in the mirror is no longer you.”
This is a song I wrote this year with my late father, Edsel Floyd (1930-2011). When he died, I got his old leather-bound Bibles, and found they were marked with starred passages and stray lines – notes to himself, sermon prompts – written in the margins and on random scraps of paper stuffed between the pages. So I’ve woven some of these together, and some of the themes they sounded, with my own lines and themes to make this song.