In an effort to be more dilligent at posting blogs and such, I decided it may be interesting for you guys to see how some of these songs came about. I’m just gonna go track by track in order, and explain how each one came into existence.
“The Devil That You Know”
This is the very first song I wrote for the record, it was the first song I had written in 10 years. When I started playing bass, I guess I gave up on songwriting and just focused on bass, and this was the first thing that was penned down. From then on, I realized that country music was once again surfacing in my soul.
HOW IT BEGAN
I was driving home from my day job, and I had just received a very good offer from a competing company, but it was going to be much more demanding, much more time consuming and quite a bit further of a commute every day. The money was going to be much better, but everything else was uncertain. I called my mother to get her advice and amongst the infinite wisdom that she seems to have, she said, “the devil that you know is better than the devil that you don’t”….meaning, this new job may seem better, but you have a flexible gig where youre at, and you want to play music, so why would you go work somewhere else that is NOT going to help you reach that goal.
That saying stuck with me for a few weeks, and it all hit me one day. I started thinking about a friend of mine who got a “girl pregnant at the age of 18″, and it all started coming together. They got married very young, divorced very young, and he moved on with his life and so did she….sort of.
Seven years later, she ends up pregnant again, and it ends up being his! They got married at the JOP (for the second time), and now they have a beautiful 2 year old daughter, a 9 year old daughter, and a son on the way. Folks, I can’t make this stuff up.
Just goes to show you….what it shows you, thats for you to decide.