The Crackle & The Static: Part XIII ‘My Rictus Smile’

My Rictus Smile is a song about the traditions of an Irish wake and one particular dear departed soul who hasn’t got time for all that. Life goes on whether you’re dead or not. He was probably very organised and a bit of a pain in the arse whilst alive and sees no reason to be anything else now he’s left this mortal plain. Or maybe because if his ultra-positive attitude, he’s someone to look up to, who knows? Your call. I had real fun writing these lyrics, got plenty of nice imagery in but the music caused me problems. … Continue reading