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- Posted on Jul 3rd 2007 2:00PM by Gary Jarman
'When You Come Back I'll Feel Like Jesus Coming Off the Cross,' Comet Gain
From 1999's 'Tigertown Pictures'
This is probably my favorite song of all time. It must also be one of the saddest songs I have ever heard. You know how sometimes you have a song that reminds you of a certain period in your life? Well, this song is that for me, but it is so intrinsically linked with several different and significant parts of my life that it is difficult to pin it to any one. It's the perfect soundtrack to not just heartbreak, but also romance.
Singer David Christian (also known as David Feck) has such a poetic, almost cinematic way with words. I remember during the making of our second record, we were holed up in a sh***y guest house in London, recording from 12pm if we had managed to drag ourselves in on time due to the previous nights excess -- which, looking back, was certainly born out of being miserable buggers. I remember really relating to almost everything Christian said, be it singing about leaving his sentiments behind "at a station at the end of the central line," or remembering things "with a buzz, I recall some things with a touch of love."
One more small anecdote about this song: There is a breakdown a couple of minutes before the end which gets me every time. Once, when we were in an airport ready to fly to Japan, my guitar tech took my headphones to see what I had been listening so intently to. It was a 15-second loop of one of the lines from that section. Strange thing was, I didn't understand why he thought this was so weird. I still don't, truth be told.
Gary Jarman is the bassist/singer for Brit rock siblings the Cribs. Their latest album, 'Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever,' hits shelves on July 17.
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