It's frequently been difficult for us, as a band, to limit ourselves to "normal" pop song lengths and structures..as
evidenced in pretty much all of our releases to date. From time to time we feel the need to loose the ropes that bind us and let our
Long & Tedious flag fly freely. Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico is the result of said untethering.
We've always found the idea of exploring a single note over long stretches of time interesting and this song is that idea taken to an
extreme logical conclusion. It's an exploration of the note A in all it's possible variations.
Lyrically the song is an extravaganza of navel gazing. There's a cliche in the literary world nowadays of authors writing novels about
the trials, tribulations and rewards of writing a novel. Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico is just as sickeningly self-referential,
exploring the obsessive urge to create art of all kinds and how it turns into a cycle of imbibing real life experiences, then spitting
them back out in whatever artistic discipline you happen to find yourself practicing. A kind of snake eating it's own tail..but with the
kind of self pitying pretentiousness that only folks who think they're very clever indeed (that's us) would want to impose on