Journal, Music

Reed Choked Words

We finish a first version of ‘The Reed Choked House’, staying close to the original narrative, but bending it in small, but significant ways. The song follows a man on the way back to his rural Japanese village after an absence of seven years. He finds his wife in their house. They talk, they cry, they make love. He wakes up in the middle of the night to find the house overgrown with reeds and grasses. He realizes he had an encounter with the ghost of his former wife.