What is a country? Dirt under our feet? Lines on a piece of paper? Is the value of a person determined by the dirt? And what value do we hold in relation to the dirt, and is our love hemmed in by these lines? Or did our ancestors not dream and die for something more? What if a "country" was a way of life? And what if preserving the “place” means we’ve sacrificed the “way”? What "country" do we have then?
“No Country” is a song, mostly, written from the first person perspective of a displaced individual, but these are the questions that I hoped the song would ultimately raise. And these are the questions I asked Propaganda when he went to write for The Lightning Sessions version of the song. What he came up with is brilliant! It’s an honor to have his genius and point of view to contextualize the track!