“Sometimes” is a song that plays on the theme of letting go of what you love in the hopes that it will return to you if it is in fact true love.
The album isn’t all slow-paced songs, though. The band knows how to pick up the tempo in songs like “Crazy,” a song about missing a loved one and going crazy without her, but knowing that the relationship ended for the best because he gave everything he had to the relationship and did not receive the same in return. “Revolve” is a song about a life that literally revolves around a girl.
The album closes with the stellar “Wanna Be,” a haunting slow melody with an amazing vocal delivery by John Hampson.
If you can manage to get your hands on them, also try to grab ahold of the Demos version of the album. It contains early demo versions of some of the songs as well as some songs that were cut from the final album, including a great track called “Another Day,” about wishing for a way to wash away wrongdoings if only to spend one more day with the one the singer loves. The song contains another one of my favorite lyrics from the band: “it’s the part that doesn’t die that makes it hurt.”
I highly recommend checking out this album if you haven’t heard it already. If you have, check out some of the band’s other albums. Like other bands from their era, they’ve continued to put out solid material despite a lack of commercial success and put out their eighth studio album, Something Out of Nothing last year.