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Wait 'Til the Morning

Wait 'Til the Morning

Selected Composition

 

Frightened Rabbit, "Wait 'Til the Morning"

 

 

Program Notes

 

Another night listening to song after song, trying to find a new, modern song to write about. One of my objectives in doing this blog was to acquaint myself with contemporary song: to hear what is out there, and to discover what music has become today. My search turned up the Scottish rock band Frightened Rabbit, and their song "Wait 'Til the Morning."

 

"Wait 'Til the Morning" is a compelling song, earnestly sung. The title of the album the song is from, Portrait of a Panic Attack, gives a clue to the meaning of the lyrics. The song begins with: "On the ugly side of midnight," that time when, alone or with others, worry and trouble can weigh heavily. The lead singer, Scot Hutchison, implores his listeners to just wait for the morning light: it will turn you, he says. How often I have known the heavy troubles of the night to fade away with dawn.

 

Here is a link to the Frightened Rabbit website (unfortunately, no video of this song is available as of this writing):

 

Frightened Rabbit

 

And here is a link to the song "Wait 'Til the Morning" on Amazon.com:

 

Frightened Rabbit, "Wait 'Til the Morning"

 

Portrait of a Panic Attack, the band's fifth album, was released in April of this year.

 

 

 

 

The photograph, above, is of Anacapa Island and the ship Californian off Arch Rock in Channel Islands National Park (Credit: Tim Hauf, timhaufphotography.com; used courtesy of the National Park Service). This is the second of twenty photos of National Parks that I will feature in this blog to honor the centenary of the National Park Service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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