For My Sunday Song #175, we are discussing the song “Contagious” off Collective Soul’s 2015 album ‘See What You Started by Continuing’. The song was the fourth single off the album, but I don’t believe it charted anywhere.
After doing a slow Collective Song last week, I felt we needed a swift kick in the ass and this song does that. The song grabs me because of one thing. The guitar! This is a heavy, hard-driving, guitar screaming guitar song. The quick tempo, the killer riff that sounds like Collective Soul. Jesse Triplett and Dean Roland’s guitar work is spectacular. It has all the energy, the sonics, the vibes that scream Collective Soul. This might be one of the funnest songs they have done in years.
I have to talk about the song’s lyrics as well and this one is quite simple, not like some of their songs. It is about a long love. I love that has been through a lot and come out the other side still together. I love the opening line…’Together here we stand / Covered in our rust”. That shouts a long relationship with that one word…”rust”. It hasn’t been an easy ride as no relationship ever is. They have had their struggles, but all is okay.