The other night, Rejoice and Fire came up on random. Both were a lovely, out of nowhere feeling.
But this and some other thoughts rolling around in my head, caused me to stop (and really do a double-take), and realize these young fellows were dealing with so much. I can not imagine myself at 20-21 dealing with the issues of rising fame (slowly at this point but rising nonetheless and all the work that goes into it), the decisions to stay in the band or not which were almost literally pulling them apart. And in the midst of it all, still trying to make good music that they believed in. Really tough issues for such a young (tender?) age.
This also reminded me of the BB King quote (speaking of When Love Comes to Town, off RnH movie): "These are mighty heavy lyrics for such a young man."
Maybe they had heavy music and heavy lyrics for such young men because they had seen a lot and dealt with much for their age . . . ?