Float

Songfacts®:

  • Leader/vocalist Dave King told Lords of Metal about this song, which deals with getting older: "I still try to be positive about things. It's about not to knock down the things that you've build. Right now, I'm doing okay and things are gonna be better, but it hasn't always been that way."
  • In the same Lords of Metal interview King explained why they recorded the album in Ireland: "Bridget [the violin player and girlfriend of King] and me are back to Ireland since two years and we were talking about where we gonna record the new album and it seems pretty obvious, since two of us were already in Ireland, that we gonna do the album over here. So we got the rest of the band over and started working here in Ireland. We found a great studio in the middle of Ireland, in County Westmeath, called Grouse Lodge and started to work on the album there. It was great, because everybody was at the right place at the right time. We did a track a day. We started of with a backing track in the morning and then we finished that song by the end of the day, which was about three or four in the morning. And then we recorded another song the next day. We've never done it like this before. It kept us very focused and we felt it was a very good way of recording the songs."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

The Truth Is Out There: A History of Alien Songs

The Truth Is Out There: A History of Alien SongsSong Writing

The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.

Janis Ian: Married in London, but not in New York

Janis Ian: Married in London, but not in New YorkSong Writing

Can you be married in one country but not another? Only if you're part of a gay couple. One of the first famous singers to come out as a lesbian, Janis wrote a song about it.

Tom Keifer of Cinderella

Tom Keifer of CinderellaSongwriter Interviews

Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.

Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper/Lou Reed)

Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper/Lou Reed)Songwriter Interviews

The co-writer/guitarist on many Alice Cooper hits, Dick was also Lou Reed's axeman on the Rock n' Roll Animal album.

Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe ShaverSongwriter Interviews

The outlaw country icon talks about the spiritual element of his songwriting and his Bob Dylan mention.

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: Tarantino Edition

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: Tarantino EditionMusic Quiz

Whether he's splitting ears or burning Nazis, Quentin Tarantino uses memorable music in his films. See if you can match the song to the scene.