Continuing down my initial path, I wanted to pay one very essential homage to the superb wordsmith and poet that David Gray is. No song of his embodies more his superior quality as a writer than the haunting and mystical "Nemesis", I feel. The simple opening chords literally pull you on board of this musical journey and keep you in a hypnotic state throughout the song. These chords have always felt like a steady and quiet rain of lovely, faded flowers, each one slowly fading in and out with such poignant grace and melancholy that one simply has to surrender fully to the song and become one with it. While the lyrics keep taking you deeper and deeper into this dark and disturbing introspective path, David Gray's ad lib portion of the song when performed live is always a creative gem and what makes the song so completely successful because no rendition of it ever ends in the same place.