This song was the final track on my 1996 release IN THE NICHE OF NONSENSES. As was often the case, the content of my songs reflected whatever I was reading at the time. I was curious in those days, and read a lot. I recognized a certain geometry in life and in subject matter of what I was reading, and enjoyed making remote connections.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, IN THE NICHE OF NONSENSES was constructed to be circular. So on this, the last song on the record, the serpent eats its tail and ends where the first song begins: with the ocean’s incoming tide. In that way, the story never ends. Or if it does, it’s only when the band breaks up, and Chinese food is no longer delivered.