1984_0401 : Relax (It Falls Apart)
This song came from a flurry of emotion that emerged around 12:00 midnight on April 27, ’84, after I had finished listening to “And Also the Trees” and began suddenly writing my paranoid feelings onto a tablet next to my bed. Maureen, my first girlfriend, was the second person in the song, and the fear was that everything in a relationship might be forbiddingly ephemeral; that we might never take hold of enough around us in order to become completely sane. “Relax” was what she used to tell me.
I Come Undone is a jamming piece which developed out of Relax as a two chord vamp performed with a drum machine and Roland TB-303 bassline synthesizer.