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Songwriters: Lyrics: Phillip Gardner | Music: Phillip Gardner
Story Behind The Song: At the same time we were making these songs, I was writing short stories and screenplays. A collection of stories for Boson Books was in the works. As it turned out many of my fictional characters show up in more than one story. I’d written two about a woman, one story titled Someone To Crawl Back To. I felt I needed another story, one that would provide some closure for her. I couldn’t write the story. Instead, I got the song. I imagine Lucinda Williams doing it.
When I entered the studio that Friday afternoon, Michael was at work at the console. I said, “I want to play you a song.” He said, “Okay, let me set up a mic. Might as well record it.” I’m thinking demo, one for the band to work from, so I play it. But that’s the track you hear. Michael insisted on keeping the simple, raw quality of that first take. The really cool and powerful cello near the end? That’s Michael on guitar. Don’t ask me how he did it, but added to the sparseness of the guitar/vocal that musical line and its delivery really drive the song home. – – Phillip Gardner