And another one. When I started writing this one, I knew the concept and the characters I was writing about, but I just couldn’t find my way to all of the lyrics within the week. I will keep working on it. Believe it or not, this song started from a blues riff with a free-styled lyric as I was trying to fill time as a hired musician in a BBQ joint. The blues riff faded away when I came up with the main guitar theme that I play in the intro and under the verses. The old lyrics faded away when a new chorus was formed. It’s obviously still in progress, so let me know what you think so far.
Here are my thoughts on the song concept: I think it’s easy for two people to be “in love” when all is good. I like the idea of two people who seem to be in love with each other just as much in times of frustration and don’t have any trouble speaking it out.
This was another “Mock-up Session” with Donnell like I talked about in the Been Watchin’ You post. It was really fun to try a bunch of different things and put a ton of instrumentation on this song just to see what it might sound like with a really big band. Donnell and I always joke about playing on Conan and this is one of those songs that would be fun to rock out on live television. (not to be delusional, just having fun dreaming.)
I realize that I want you to create your own mix tapes out of these basement demos and I can’t expect you to do that if I am posting scratch tracks. I would rather do my very best with these demos so they can actually exist as songs for you to enjoy for the year until the album is made. So, this one gets put on the list to get the vocals redone as well. Hit me with your comments and don’t hold back. You can click to read the lyrics I have so far.
Too Much For Me
What’s with the folded arms across your chest
Finding a reason just to make a mess
Then you’re going home and talking to Jesus about every little detail
I like the way you walk away
When I somehow say those
Words that I can’t take back
You seem inclined to lose your mind
So I’ll be fine with every train that jumps the track
I hear you talk about
All the little things you can do without
Over and over I say
You’re too much for me (2x)
And I am not enough for you
And I follow the rabbit through the looking glass
I’m all in the moment so I don’t know I’m going mad
And the fall that I call freedom turns into the dream