I'm not sure what inspired David Gray to put what I consider one of the better songs from his recent Foundling album, not on the album itself, but near the end of the bonus tracks that come with the deluxe version of the album. It was as if he wanted to make you as depressed as he possibly could.
And mission accomplished.
I mean with the music leading up to this track, it's gloom city. This track is one of the few moments of optimism, and reading through the various guesses at the lyrics I've found online, it has an almost born again quality to it.
It makes me wonder if the entire album isn't some kind of metaphor about life and salvation: if you make it through the really depressing crap, you will find eternal life—or at least a good pop song—just have faith.
Song: "Indeed I While"
Artist: David Gray