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At the time of writing this song, Steve’s Dad had been in a ‘cocoon’ like state … bedridden, shrinking and unable to communicate for many years after a massive stroke at just 59. John finally passed away in 2015.
When he recorded Cocoon, Steve thought the random soundscape at the end of the song was an attempt to be inside his dad’s head and portray what he might be hearing from his cocoon.
“I was grabbing instruments and throwing down my emotions … there was no thinking involved… it was all stream of consciousness… at one stage I grabbed my phone and recorded an ABC talkback show”
“After my father passed, I was listening to this song with a friend who wanted to hear it and was playing it over and over… it made me feel physically sick… it was too raw”
“For me know, that ending is his leaving”

lyrics

COCOON
(words/music: Steve Lane)

there’s been many years
to say what should be said
are the words just empty shells
resonating in your head
vowels and consonants
lost in neural pathways

still I feel your absence today

we’ve long lost transmission
out of your own volition
it’s never too late, too soon
to come out of your
cocoon

we’ve been losing you
for more than two turns of seven
I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy
this slow life cycle regression
and I wonder if you’d been home
when your head hit the piano
would we have let you slip, slip slip away
let you go

we’ve long lost transmission
out of your own volition
it’s never too late, too soon
to come out of your
cocoon

credits

from The Revenge Of The Lawn, released July 7, 2017
(words/music: Steve Lane)
Recorded by Steve Lane and David Carr at Rangemaster Studio (The Patch, Victoria) and Trouble Waters Studio (Emu Creek, Victoria)
Mixed by David Carr at Rangemaster.
Mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal Mastering (Thornbury, Victoria)

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