the sky is rising
I Appear Missing
“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”
After work the other night, a friend of mine and I were standing outside, waiting for her boyfriend to come pick her up. Another male co-worker had followed us out and was standing with us.
The conversation turned to the abusive relationships that me and her had been in over the years. She described the black eyes and fractured bones her ex had given to her. She talked about how they would “fight all the time”, incorporating herself into the abusive situation. I said that I had been lucky, my ex had hit me once and I had gotten out of there.
Suddenly, the male co-worker, who had been staring off into space for most of this, snapped his head around and yelled, “What?! Someone hit you?! Who did it ? Who did it?”
I stared at him and just said, “You don’t listen well do you?”
If you’re gonna be different, you’re gonna be hit with rocks. So learn to like rocks.
— Joshua Homme (via gotcaughtintheplaid)
We went through a particularly dark period in the last couple of years, trying to figure out what it all means and how to get through all that. And in some ways, artistically and mentally, it was almost like waking up in the middle of nowhere. This record was like finding a way out from there to where we are now. And you’re writing lyrics and music about a situation that happened yesterday, and so this is the most current, real, raw thing that we’ve ever made, from a band that’s always trying to make it raw and real. And so, for us, that means something. If we ever had any troubles, we’d play our way out of them, and this was definitely us trying to play our way right out of them. And it feels good to let it all go now. It’s your problem now, in the most beautiful way.