In This School
In this school lives the spirit of service
In this school lives the spirit of caring
And may God bless you always
I wasn't all that happy with my vocals in the original takes, so I decided to try and beef the sound out a bit more using some sort of external help; so I put the microphone in the shower, shut the shower door and recorded it in there. That was just one of our super sophisticated methods of improving the sound - we also had a piece of styrofoam with holes through it in front of the microphone to stop "pops and plosives" from getting onto the tape.
This was probably the first song written specifically with the Rubicon album in mind, and as such I have a soft spot for it in my heart (ahhh!). I love the guitar bits that sporadically appear in the tune, and I think the drum track is still the best I have written for a song as it fits the song, unlike in some of my other attempts.
Alas, the fact that it was written so early on shows. The instrument samples weren't correctly tuned, and so while I transcribed the notes correctly into my software, they played back in a completely different key - and I was so tone deaf I didn't even realize. Phil has heard the track and he's very polite about it, but I think he was kinda shocked by just how hideously offkey it is.