Traffic

by Bomethius

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One day, as I was driving down Highway 75 I got cut off. On its surface, the incident wasn’t special; people get cut off on 75 every day, and while I was incensed, I didn’t think much of it. Then, I noticed everyone was stopping their cars, and I soon saw why: a terrible wreck had just occurred, and at least one passenger had clearly died.

On the one hand I hated the guy who cut me off because I felt superior to and threatened by his senselessness, but I pitied the victims of the wreck because it made me aware of what could just as easily have happened to me. In both cases my reactions were really just all about me, and it occurred to me that we don’t love strangers until after they’re victims — and that's incredibly sad.

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When the traffic all turned red
And someone was most certainly dead
We all stopped just to catch a glimpse
Of the one who startled our trance

We ignored you alive
But now we want a view
Just some little clue
Of what’s waiting
Around the bend
I have a feeling
It might look like you

When the sirens come for you Will you feel like
The other victims do
When the sirens come for you Will you feel like
The other victims too

Everyone’s hurting all the same
But those on the street are more plain
Suicides and smiles but life remains
A pain that can’t be tamed

We ignored you alive
But now we want a view
Just some little clue
Of what’s waiting
Around the bend
I have a feeling
It might look like you

When the sirens come for you Will you feel like
The other victims do
When the sirens come for you Will you feel like
The other victims too

credits

released February 26, 2021
Performers:
Jonathan Hodges: Electric Guitar, Vocals, Piano
Luke Blase: Electric Guitar Solo
Jeff Tullis: Bass
Matt Shaw: Drums

Written, Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Jonathan Hodges

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Bomethius Dallas, Texas

Bomethius is the alter ego recording alias of Jonathan Hodges (b. 10-10-96), a Dallas based musician. An accomplished violinist, Hodges started studying music at age 3. Addressing doubts, fears, and disappointments from his own personal experience, Hodges recorded the first two Bomethius albums alone in his bathroom and quickly developed a unique baroque pop sound informed by melancholy, and wit. ... more

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