Older Chests

Play Video


  • Damien wrote this song about a crappy apartment his friend had. He was looking at a shelf that was crammed so full with books that it was falling down. The "Older Chests" represent furniture that is cheap and falls apart. Then the song goes into how we don't appreciate anything anymore. We own all these things and don't even appreciate what we have: "too many books, read me your favorite line" - we have so many books that we don't even know what they're about. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Kristin - College Park, MD

Comments: 3

  • Richel from Santa Ana, Cadamien never seems to disappoint...great song and puts everything in another perspective
  • Thom from Dublin, IrelandThis song sees Damien looking at himself, his native surroundings and its people, growing up and changing and he peppers his lyrics with the nostalgia you would expect from this artist.Very Lucidly done it think
  • Kelly from New York, Nyi feel like this song is more about change, irony, and the people that come in and out of your life than anything else... the whole "some things stay the same/like time" part is ironic because time IS change to a certain extent, and obviously the constant theme of change... plus you have the father leaving, the children growing up and the old men just sitting there watching it all because they've experienced so much...

    or maybe not.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Superman in Song

Superman in SongSong Writing

Not everyone can be a superhero, but that hasn't stopped generations of musicians from trying to be Superman.

Five Rockers Who Rolled With The Devil

Five Rockers Who Rolled With The DevilSong Writing

Just how much did these monsters of rock dabble in the occult?

The Girl in That Song

The Girl in That SongFact or Fiction

Billie Jean, Delilah, Sara, Laura and Sharona - do you know who the girls in the songs really are?

Actors With Hit Songs

Actors With Hit SongsMusic Quiz

Many actors have attempted music, but only a few have managed a hit. Do you know which of these thespians charted?

Billy Steinberg - "Like A Virgin"

Billy Steinberg - "Like A Virgin"They're Playing My Song

The first of Billy's five #1 hits was the song that propelled Madonna to stardom. You'd think that would get you a backstage pass, wouldn't you?

Michael W. Smith

Michael W. SmithSongwriter Interviews

Smith breaks down some of his worship tracks as well as his mainstream hits, including "I Will Be Here For You" and "A Place In This World."