Lyrical themes: Love at the End of the World

Another recurring theme in my lyrics is love at the end of the world – or against some other apocalyptic backdrop.

I think subconsciously I’m often writing the sort of songs that could have been written by Disaster Area, the fictional band from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy:

Their songs are on the whole very simple and mostly follow the familiar theme of boy-being meets girl-being beneath silvery moon, which then explodes for no adequately explored reason.”


This song from my album Happy People is all about love in a world where evil government satellites are spying on couples and deciding who is and is not a good match. It also features hand claps in the chorus, because why not?


Run is literally about Love at the End of the World. It has a verse with a funny time signature, but apart from that it’s a straight ahead rock a song about holding hands with the person you love and running as fast as you can from the approaching darkness.

What We Say Three Times Is True

The first part of my Time Traveller Suite, What We Say Three Times Is True is an 8 minute rock song about having lost the person you love in a time vortex. The Time Traveller is searching for the girl with the missing eye, who appeared at the foot of his bed one night during a time travel malfunction.

He doesn’t know that this future version of her hates him and wants him dead. He hasn’t got to the part of the story yet…