View from Under the Bridge
View From Under The Bridge is a compilation of 11 songs that vary from jazz, blues, to gospel and pop. Though varied in sound, thematically they paint a picture of the struggles, losses, and ultimately surrender that a journey through self destructive vices leads one to. Ain't Supposed to be that way, Deacon and Nothing, deliver acute observations as to the nature and consequences of self medication through alcohol. We find that numbness rather than euphoria is the driving motivation behind the cycle of self abuse. Hope is, at this stage, primarily wishful thinking and, in Deacon's case, his final hope remained in his addiction. Get up boy, Rise up and be Free, Final Sale- No Return, and Heaven's just a cry of Help away, take a hard look at the destruction from an outsider's point of view. They point the way toward a more tangible hope, that requires action to bring it to fruition. In Jesus Loves me, the simplicity of a childhood song brings out the truth of the matter, and we get the beginning of an honest look at a self focused life. We begin to understand that Love is what will turn our situation around. Sea Of Faith, demonstrates a decision to go beyond what limited reasoning alone has provides. Once we see the way of escape we must decide whether or not to take it. Mirror in the Hall gives us an overview of the entire journey, and the changes that result from recognition of what Christ did for us. Hope lies in tomorrow brings us to a final confidence that, with love, tomorrow is taken care of, and we need not fear.