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Singled Out: Lee Memorial


07/21/2009
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(antiMusic) Welcome to Singled Out! where we ask artists to tell us the inside story of their latest single. Today Lee Memorial main man, Karl Smith tells us about 'Long Days In Bed': We now turn it over to Karl for the story:

"Long Days in Bed" was one of those songs that kind of wrote itself. It's always an exciting thing when a song arrives in your mind fully formed and this was one of those lucky moments. Not to say all the lyrics were clear in my mind or anything like that, but the tone, the structure and the idea behind the song all fell into place very quickly. The rest of the process was more akin to dressing the song and getting it ready for a night out on the town, rather than just finishing off the words.

When I wrote it I was back studying again after a ten year break and found myself thinking about my early days in Perth, Western Australia during my early twenties. I was seeing a girl at the time and we spent our days and nights in bed, cafes, at the beach and getting drunk at local gigs. My friends, band-mates and I were all on the dole or at uni and no one had much pressure to do anything productive. The song is about those times, the connections with people and most importantly the time spent with a partner lazing about the house and just living in the moment with them.

Over the years I have spent a lot of time travelling and this gives you a great perspective from which to look back on those times and rediscover the magic in them. Because, regardless of where you go and what amazing things you might see, it is how we interact with people that carries the most weight and stays in our memories the longest.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the band - right here!



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