Beautiful Disaster

Album: Honky Tonk Union (2000)

Songfacts®:

  • Clyne likes to include paradox and juxtaposition in his songwriting, which explains the title "Beautiful Disaster." Here's what he says about this song: "It's just a fun rock song. I'd never used the highway metaphor before, and when I started to use that, I started finding myself running into the same literary devices that Bruce Springsteen uses all the time, he couldn't get around them. So I decided to put that middle section, 'Take the wheel, the highway's clear,' and basically lift that out of Born To Run for however many bars that is, like 6 or 8 bars, and just to acknowledge that it's a tribute, and not a pilfering, I put the glockenspiel behind it, because it comes right out of Born To Run. But it's about being very, very enthusiastic about your power and freedom." (Get more in our Roger Clyne interview. His website is azpeacemakers.com.)

Comments: 1

  • Leo from Milwaukee,, WiThats a glockenspiel ?!? no wonder I couldnt identify it !! nice touch. Not a fan of Springsteen... you guys however are a totally different story ...great song, great metaphor.

    Favorite line.." you know how I love to watch those angels fighting over you"
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