Singled Out: One Less Reason's Uneasy
Uneasy was a very strange song for me as it in a few ways looked into my past and my future, let me explain. In November of 2011 I was really stressed with making and writing a new record as well as in a few months I was about to become a dad for the first time. So honestly with all of these emotions weighing on me I was going days sometimes without sleeping and was very exhausted. So on November 17th, I remember the date because it was one of my good friends birthday, anyway I decided to lay down early and catch up on some sleep and I had this dream. But I guess before I explain the dream I need to tell you about my grandmother. My grandmother was a huge impact on me as a child. I spent probably as much time with her as I did my own mother. She passed away when I was 8 years old and I still think about her daily and remember her vividly. Ok, so back to the dream. I was dreaming that I was back living in this old house that I grew up in as a child and someone knocked on the door. I go to answer the door and there is a man holding a cell phone. He said "it for you" I took the phone from the man and said hello? And on the other end of the line I hear my grandmothers voice. There was no mistaking it. I knew who it was on the first syllable. She said " Hey baby, I hear you have been having a rough time and I just wanted you to know that there's a heaven for all of us... even for those of us that sold our souls" I woke up right then trying to control myself from screaming out loud all the while wishing I could go back to sleep and finish that phone call. I got out of bed and grabbed my acoustic and wrote the chorus to Uneasy. However the second verse speaks of someone passing away and how the head stone will give you insight into when and where someone lived. It could never tell you the little thing that made that person special and how much they were loved by people that we may not even know. Every time I sing that verse now all I can think about is my Dad whom passed away in February of this year. In a lot of ways I feel like this song is a link between me and two people that I loved dearly.