Feet of God, Track by Track #5. Feet Of God

Feet of God, Track by Track #5. Feet Of God

#5 - Feet Of God

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By the fifth track, and having been preceded by a couple of darker songs, I felt it was time to lighten the mood. Feet of God was written in the lounge of our small house, and the early acoustic demo is very close to how it came out on the album, although the chorus melody is fractionally different. It’s one of the simpler sounding songs, but was actually one of the hardest to finish. It went through a few different incarnations, and was very close to being finished as a more piano driven song. The turning point came one week while I was working on both Feet of God, and Signs and Wonders. Along with Private Eye, they were the last songs to be finished on the album, but I was having particular trouble those two. The big breakthrough was when I took what became the main guitar riff for Feet of God, from Signs and Wonders.
I had tried to write a Beatles-ys type guitar riff for Signs and Wonders, and whilst I liked the riff, it just hadn’t worked well on Signs and Wonders, so I tried playing it over the groove Pat had put down for Feet of God and there it was…
It has a great groove, and bounce to it off Pat’s drumming, along with the bass line under it.
The little vocal hook in the outro was another moment of accident and instinct. There was nothing planned there, and I just sang it on the spot, at the end of one particular vocal take. We liked it, and ended up just leaving it in.

I’ve heard different interpretations of the lyric for this song, so I’m hesitant to talk about it too much, but it was meant to be quite fun and tongue in cheek. However, it’s great, and always interesting to hear what people read in to.

Lyrics


Staring at the feet of God from the stands
Laughing at the face of fear in the man
Through the walls I can hear them moan
Serene in the valley below
Staring at the feet of God I understand

And I can almost see the cry
As he falls at the open side
And they pray at the feet of God
Lay the blame at the feet of God

Fallen at the feet of God in the game
Taken by the way he walks through the fame
He retires through the standing crowd
Parted seas as they watch him go
Standing at the feet of God as a man

And I can almost see the cry
As he falls at the open side
And they pray at the feet of God
Lay the blame at the feet of God
And they believe that the right will win
As he pays for another’s sins
And the pray at the feet of God
Lay the blame at the feet of God

Only the righteous win
Pray for another’s sins.







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