Massachusetts (Acoustic)
  • Massachusetts (Acoustic)
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  • This Is How the Wind Shifts Addendum

Silverstein - Massachusetts (Acoustic)

Album: This is How The Wind Shifts

Track: 17 on the Addendum

Shane Told: on his very own album

“The idea of this album is how a person’s life can change forever with just one event. It is the “what if” that everyone thinks about from time to time. This album is different from a typical start tofinish story concept album, or an album where all the songs have a common theme. Each track has a parallel track that tells the story in a different light, what would have happened if things were different due to a single event. The song titles of each parallel track go together, forming a sentence or in some cases two words that relate to each other and to the story. Overall, the point of this album is not to prove the existence of fate, or to disprove it. It’s a discussion of life, of loss, of and , of success within failure, of failure within success, of the struggle between your actions and your feelings, and how those don’t always go together. This Is How The Wind Shifts is a journey that jumps around but stays cohesive, with underlying meaning and stories that have a real human meaning and cater to the soul.[11]

So for those of you who have listened to the new Silverstein album, I just realized something. Tracks 1 and 7, 2 and 8, 3 and 9 (and so on) correspond with eachother, and not just in the song title names. Each song is written in the opposite point of view of the other song. For example, the song Massachussets corresponds to the song California. Massachussets is written in the point of view of a girl leaving her boyfriend in the middle of the night in Masachussets and heading out to California. California is written in the point of view of the boyfriend realizing his girlfriend disappeared in the middle of the night and he’s driving to California to get her back. Arrivals is written as someone who misses somebody that left and wishes they would come back home. Departures is written as the person who left and explains why they ran away.

And so on.

I just found this really clever and awesome. I love Silverstein okay.