Singled Out: Vertical Horizon's 'Broken Over You'
"'Broken Over You' is a song about losing that initial magical connection with someone you love. When you can't read their mind anymore the doubts start creeping in. Originally I wrote it as a ballad, with a slow tempo and a more laid-back, introspective feel. But when I looked at the collection of songs on the record as a whole I realized I needed some more uptempo material – so just as an experiment I started messing around with turning 'Broken' into a rock song. Oddly enough, it instantly seemed to work better.
Now when I listen to it I'm so glad I pushed and shoved it around for a while until it was 'just right.' The song came together for me in the bridge with the lyric 'Broken over you/How do I get from broken to over you' – every once in a while the simplest idea in the world becomes the deepest and most powerful. Writing those lyrics was a 'Eureka!' moment for me.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself with a free download and learn more about the album right here!