She’s Still Here – Cody ChesnuTT (2002)
Cody ChesnuTT, American musician coming from Atlanta in Georgia, had all the chances on his side to start a career as a musician. His father was the manager of several local bands, which opened many doors, and he started shows when he was only 13 years old.
In his twenties, he founded the group Crosswalk. A contract with a major is in preparation. But things go wrong, the contract was never signed, and the other members of Crosswalk dropped him.
At the beginning of the millennium, he decide to isolate himself in his bedroom, which he renamed for the occasion: “The Sonic Promiseland”. Armed with several instruments, a single microphone, and a 4-track recorder, he began an introspective marathon.
He produce a double album of 36 low-tech musical sketches. These tracks, with a scratching sound like saphir on vynile disc, are drafts,sufficient to themselves. She’s Still Here is part of this album, it is a magnificent track full of sweetness and spleen.
“Drink my drink, im thinkin it over
she’s still here, I use to be sober
and I’ll bet, she might as well be dead
she’s stickin around, I don’t know
get’s so excited even when the wind blows
so if she’s gonna stay, the steps im taking now
can really be the walk we take together
here, while I think it over…”