« Introspection I » is the third part of « The Chrome Lake, » and its
first section with vocals.
As implied by the title, the piece is about looking into oneself. More
precisely, it speaks of having the courage to look at the places which have been
hurt, despite the pain, for this is part of the healing process.
The chorus hints at the empowerment that comes from exposing oneself,
including one’s areas of vulnerability. Finding the str (...)
ends on a call to integrity, hinting at the idea that happiness does not need to
come at the end of a relentless pursuit, but rather that it is always available
along the way to one whose thoughts and deeds are in alignment with their
values, hopes, and dreams, and who remains true to their heart :
Say, how often do you wonder
If everything you’re working for
Is worth all that wait ?
Say, how often do you ponder
Pretending that all is fine
When you can’t bear your fate
Say, do you truly love
Or are you waiting for the day
When it’ll be too late ?
Today’s clip presents the last verse, last chorus, and chamber music