Andrew McMahon in The Wilderness Release New Song: Walking In My Sleep
This song started out in my notebook as a series of vignettes. They were all scenes from a life lived on the road. There is something that happens to a person after being gone for a great length from the place they call home. I am someone who craves constant motion, but once plane rides and hotel nights accumulate there is a sense that the world has shifted in some imperceivable way. That maybe the people you love and the the things that you hope are waiting for you back home have all moved on in your absence. It was in one of these lengthy missions that the title of this song found its way from my pen to the page. I think the beauty of the lyric is that even in its prescribed sense of alienation there is hope. A sense that no matter how far away you get that there is someone, some place worth returning to.