Singled Out: My Jerusalem
I have always felt like I was born into playing rock and roll. As if I had no other choice. I think 'Born In The Belly' is unanimously everyone in the band's favorite song on the album and favorite to play live. I remember waking up at four in the morning with the melody to the song in my head. I paced my kitchen for about two hours with my trusty $15 pawnshop nylon string guitar trying to exorcise it from my head. Sometimes writing songs is like forcing yourself to be sick. You keep jamming your fingers down your throat until you cough the damn thing up.
Once I brought the idea to the band it immediately took a different shape. The drum parts made it a much more visceral, cathartic experience. We recorded that song live to keep true to its urgency. It also has my favorite nerdy moment on the record. There's a point at the end of the solo section where mine and Jon's guitars are both feeding back and they both create this weird shifting wave from right to left. It's one of those things that you have to listen to in headphones, but it's great.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!