Another Lost Year Singled Out Week: Come And Gone and The Last Goodbye
Come and Gone, the acoustic track that no one thought would make the album. It was the first song that I wrote after I got out of the army. We were in the studio doing pre production and we had about 15 songs, after sorting through the songs and getting the skeleton of the album done, I felt like there was a piece missing, so I sat down with Justin our producer and started going through a few ideas, possibly writing a song, and then I started to play Come and Gone. He looked at me, told me to re write the chorus and I had 3 days to get it ready to be tracked. No pressure.
I locked myself in a room at the studio, and went to work. I had a ton of personal things going on at the time, and Come and Gone's final version was born. Pictures tell stories of times that people want to remember, good or bad, and most of the time it is telling the story of a beautiful lie, "The pictures tell the story of a life we left behind", found it's way into the lyrics.
We all have to close chapters on our life, and this was my way of closing a time that has defined who I am, but not what I am.
The Last Goodbye is a song that really is a song about my high school and college days. When I was younger all I wanted to do was be older, and now that I'm here all I want to do is go back and make better decisions.
"As daylight fades into the place, where identity is lost" is the opening line of The Last Goodbye, and at night was when I was always left with the what if's of life. I spent so much time wanting to be something more, instead of realizing what I already was, constantly running from a past that was just that, the past. I had left home for the army after college, and when I came home, I realized that no matter how much things changed around me, I was still the same.
People tend to at times constantly think the grass is always greener on the other side, when in truth, sometimes the grass is painted. "Everything thing we thought was wrong, turns on them in the end", was the best way I felt verbally could convey that things aren't always what they seem. When it all settles in the end, did you really have to run so far to find who you really are? And are all the goodbye's truly the end?
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!