Deathwish is the sad and painful story of a modest man seeking love and salvation only to be greeted with defeat. Addiction follows the drowning of sorrows and he surrenders. In “Tolstoy’s Head,” Hobler sings, “You probably haven’t heard from me lately. I’ve been shelter inside. I’ve been strung out and silent, just to slow down on good pills. Oh, what a mess I have been.” However, throughout our hero’s story, he presents the listener with immense beauty. It would seem that his most desperate moments bring us closest to his heart.
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