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onist has pain all around him. The more you listen to the songs, the more you get en- grossed in the protagonist’s world. But the songs do work as stand-alone stories as well. That’s part of the beauty of the record. It’s a pop masterpiece. A Jersey masterpiece. w “I’m supposed to be awash in misery alone against a raging sea am I supposed to be immune to misery? am I supposed to be alone?” Listen to “Undertow” by Tom Kanach NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 6 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 14