This was a very special song to me during the writing process. It really started with my friend Matt's guitar shop closing, I went to get things from his shop that I'd always be in like "I want to get this but I don't have the money", so when he was closing I decided to go for it and bought some things. Amongst them were two harmonicas and the neck brace to play with guitar. I took them home and messed around with them that night and came up with the beginning chord progression/harmonica riff combo and I knew I was really onto something. I started writing lyrics to it and I actually wrote the last verse first, once I'd wrote that Julia told me to show her parents and I did and her dad actually thought it was Bob Dylan before he knew I wrote the song, which was the ultimate compliment for an acoustic/harmonica combo. The next day I structured more of the song with the next two verses and recorded it the day after that. I recorded everything onto one track with a dynamic SM-58 and a condenser chord PCM2 mic next to each other. I also used a 12-string guitar. It was emotional for me listening back because for a long time I've felt like most of the songs I write don't stand up well as just acoustic guitar and vocals, that without bass, lead, drums etc, then sounded quite bare. So it was a beautiful thing for me to finally have a tune I can play on its own and not feel like parts were missing.
The name of this song comes from a japanese anime show called Cowboy Bebop.
I wear my heart upon my sleeve, for you,
It isn't always what I feel's right, to do.
Even though I know you don't wear yours, for me,
I just can't help it, I want to feel like I belong,
To something real.
In this life I walk hand in hand, with pain,
It's all I can do to keep from going insane.
'Cause the world keeps turning and it won't wait, for no one
Oh, dear brother, I've got one thing to say to you
Trouble weighs a tonne.
When we were young and we had no cares, in the world,
And all we'd do is just lie on the grass, getting stoned.
I could always see that look in your eye, I should have known,
I wrote this song just the way you'd like it,
But you probably won't...
released October 24, 2016
- Acoustic 12-string guitar, Harmonica, Vocals.
Sau Sainis - Track artwork
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