Words & Music by James Kennedy
'Interlude' is an Acoustic Pop Rock song & is the 5th song on the 2013 James Kennedy album 'The National Health Service'. The words, music & production are by James Kennedy.
'Interlude' is named thus due to its short running time of 1 minute 17 seconds and its placement at half way through the album. The song is incredibly simple & sparse, consisting of just Acoustic guitar & vocals and based around 4 simple chords. The 1st verse gives warning to those who obsess about 'acquiring' & 'winning' too much during their lives because ultimately we are all heading for the grave and you can't take any of it with you. The 2nd verse doesn't feature any words but a repeat of the melody in a hummed style by multiple voices. The song is almost hymn like due to the nature of the melody & chords mixed with the moral lesson of the lyrics.
When you have hoarded all there is to hoard
And you’re the only master of the board
There’s one thing that always remains
The box that it all goes in at the end of the game