Saturday, July 10, 2010
Dispatch is no longer a band, and I did not discover their music until after they had broken up. "The General" is my favorite song of theirs, and every time I listen to it I ponder the words and try to figure out what the meaning of the song is. Is the point of the song the general's concern for his troops and the concern and love he had for his troops in warning them about the upcoming defeat and ultimately their certain deaths? Or is the point about the loyal troops, facing their destiny with pride and honor? Or am I way off base in both of my interpretations? Either way, the song is inspiring to me.