My Sunday Song – “Nowhere Fast” by Talisman

For My Sunday Song #282, we are going to discuss the song “Nowhere Fast” by the Jeff Scott Soto fronted band, Talisman. The song was off their album “7” (of course, their seventh album) and was released in 2006. The album is the last studio album by Talisman as bassist and founding member Marcel Jacobs passed away a few years later before they could do another album.

The song “Nowhere Fast” was written by Marcel Jacob and Jeff Scott Soto. The song is lyrically simple. It actually starts out with the chorus and does a 3 line verse back to the chorus. It repeats this process several times and does it effectively. It makes the song catchy and memorable. Lyrically, the song is about a woman he wants to be with but she doesn’t necessarily want to be with him. His friends warn him that the relationship would go nowhere, but he is bound and determined to make it happen. First, he has to change her mind to wanting him. We don’t know now if he ever does, but it sounds like it was a valiant effot.

Musically, it is a juggernaut of infectious hooks and catchy choruses all encompassed in that Marcel Jacob bass sound. That funky bass sound opens the song and then Jeff Scott Soto’s vocals come in so smooth and melodic. Is it funk? Is it melodic rock? Well, it is both and so full of life. If I had to pick a song on what I loved about Talisman, this is one of them. It is full of pleasure and a sound that is music to my ears…literally!! And you know what else I like, guitar solos! And Fredrik Akesson lays down one that fits the song so perfectly. This song is total perfection.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. I find it to be a fun track and pure ear candy that gets stuck in your head for days. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a Happy Sunday!!

“Nowhere Fast”

Wait another day until I change your mind
Only just to know that it won’t last
Fill me with the fantasy that we will bide
Only going nowhere fast

Forgive me, if you think I’m speaking out of line
But I was doing fine until you came along
Shoulda seen you were too good to be true

Wait another day until I change your mind
Only just to know that it won’t last
Fill me with the fantasy that we will bide
Only going nowhere fast

One disaster followed by another one
Praying that tomorrow brings another light
Shoulda known it was too good to be true

Wait another day until I change your mind
Only just to know that it won’t last
Fill me with the fantasy that we will bide
Only going nowhere fast

Everyone tried to warn me
But I said you wouldn’t let me down, let me down
I shoulda seen you were too good to be true
I shoulda known better from someone like you

Wait another day until I change your mind
Only just to know that it won’t last
Fill me with the fantasy that we will bide
Only going nowhere fast

Written by Marcel Jacob and Jeff Scott Soto

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