I'm only questioning the real
reasons for these song for 1 main reason. In "The Cold Live At The Chapel"
concert, shown nationally
on Australian free to air TV, Neil said:"hopefully there's a few more thinking songs on this album that get you to a higher place"
Now it is without doubt Neil is popular and influential artist. His sophistication is immeasurable. So providing odd reasons to the meaning behind his songs is sometimes questionable. I'm not discounting that "The Climber"
is about the NZ mountaineers who got lost in Mt Everest. In fact I read that in an interview too.
All I'm trying to say is Neil is a smart guy who knows the power of his lyrics. I think @ his position in the music industry he has the luxury to be a bit philosophical.
Hence IMO the title One Nil surely
couldn't be just
about his son Elroy's soccer team losing 1-0 in a simple game of football. Maybe it is and I wouldn't be surprised
, but I think deep down Neil is being philosophical and trying to make a statement on society. Didn't he say in Wherever You Are:I'm the one who reads your mind
See my life in your design
The numbers 1 & 0 have been a mathematical revelation in the history of mankind. So it being just about soccer doesn't sound right.
I probably sound crazy here, but there was a discussion on this forum about how One Nil being a bad title. I just think there is a chance Neil may be aiming at something deeper
. I think Neil deep down will aim to be a John Lennon
or Bob Dylan
. He has said many times before he always wanted to make a song that was a soundtrack
to the mind set of humans @ at any given time, like the John Lennon
or The Verve's "Bitter Sweet Symphony"
or Radiohead's "Creep"
So what does everybody think, is Neil making up these reasons to what made him write these songs and what the songs are really actually about???