Rainn Byrns “Big” – one mistake away from success

Another slice of bedroom folk from Rainn Byrns in which he muses on missing out on success by not making the right move – or maybe any move – at the right time. Or any time.  And, fundamentally, knowing what to do but then failing to take his own good advice.  Balanced against this is an understanding that success is always relative – are you really doing that great?  Is this what making it big is like?

For me” says Rainn Byrns “the song’s a reality check about how the process of bashing your head against a wall over success, can take you away from being in the moment & enjoying the journey you’re on. The lyric ‘you will never know when you are having the time of your life’ highlights this & ‘I wish I could take my own advice’ is the classic case of being able to give advice that you cannot take yourself. Music has a lot of purposes but this one is getting a fair bit off my chest & airing the frustration I’ve felt in the process of creation & self-comparison – and we all know that comparison is the thief of joy!”


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About Jonathan Aird 1983 Articles
Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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