You’re not sure where it started, your body or your mind
they symptoms fooled u into falling out of line
one makes you tired
the other turns away
you wish you could tell them all not today
U start describing things that you will never do
that’s the second that it’s has taken over you
you can’t say why
can’t tell you when
you can eliminate the things that will do you in
It will sting you and just leave deeper scars
if you don’t imaging there’s a spaceship shooting out all your stars
Consuming has consumed you close to no return
you forgot to pass along all that you learned
It’s what you do
not what you say
that you leave behind for others to see another day
Neighbors: My buddy Gabe's grandma used to tell him that he should never be friends with his neighbors. I think that’s mostly bad advice because I like mine (mostly) but I do see how you could get yourself in a bad situation. When we went to record this I didn’t have a 2nd verse until Kevin told me a story about his neighbor - so that’s all true. Oh - and Mark E. Stuart is my neighbor and he appropriately sings backups on this one.
Mad at Me Forever: I wrote this song while on vacation a few years back. Totally started out as a love song but somehow ended up as one of those “i’m a total idiot” songs. This is the only one we recorded with the full live band that I then completely deconstructed. Great solo from Kevin on this one!
I Need a Diagnosis: When my kid was younger he had some medical problems that took about a year to figure out. We went to a bunch of different doctors that didn’t talk to each other. One of the major issues with our medical system here. All good with the kid now, but this song came out of that frustration.
It Hurts: Another medical dilemma that got figured out. Robert banging the drums on this one.
Make the Same Mistakes: Sometimes kids take my advice, some don’t.
Yer Gonna Make It: I borrowed this cool keyboard from Tim and messed around until this one came out. Some more words of encouragement.
released July 1, 2020
Recorded at Dr. Jeff's Ranch in Memphis, TN
Mixed and recorded: Kevin Cubbins
Album art: Rachael Grant
All instruments: Robby Grant (unless noted)_