Songs: Thoughts Out on the Page – Thank You, Mr. Fordham [OPT]

“46 Days”, for me, is a song about being at someone else’s mercy.  What do we know about this Leigh Fordham character? We know that he was the band’s lighting technician and that’s really about it.  However, I think this nugget of information is useful given the context of the song.  The Fordham in the song is somehow in control of what the narrator desperately needs: The coal.  In a lonely cabin in the woods, like the one pictured on the cover of Round Room, a bag of coal can be the difference between life and death, illumination and darkness.

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