i read a great song-by-song run down of the album bizarre ride from the pharcyde
the one who gave the rundown was tre hardson aka slimkid
i really enjoyed reading his reflections on the album!
if anyone is interested in peeping it, here's the link:
now onto the part i wanted to share
all i can say about it is he definitely hit it on the head.. its cool to know i'm not the only one who felt that type of pain
i mean i already know i'm not the only one however having him put it in such plain terms is really cool because wow.. i've totally been there
i guess "otha fish" was pharcyde's version of "dry your eyes" (the streets)
anyway if you're interested, here's what he said about the song "otha fish"
"That was like, a super-duper heartbreak for a guy who’s 20, 21 years old. To me, it was the worst time of my life. When you’re young, you have these dreams when you have a girlfriend, and it’s a different kind of mindset, a different way of living. And when that’s gone from you, and you’ve invested everything about you into it, to get it stripped away, it’s like, man, I wasn’t even me. There was a huge void there. I didn’t even give a f*ck about how to fill that void. Loving myself? What the f*ck is that? Who cares? The person who I was with, who was everything to me, was gone. So just to deal with that, just going through that, was super f*cked up. I didn’t care about anything anymore. So for me to say, “Otha Fish,” I had to realize that. I had to evolve into understanding there are other people in the world. When you’re in it, you don’t believe that to be true."
dude.. just thank you for saying that