Tag Archives: break up songs

Twice as Many Reasons

This is a sad break up song I did a few years back but never put on an album.  It was on the sparsely release ep ‘…sneak preview’ but it got formatted out of the next album because it was acoustic.  It was one of the first songs I recorded when I moved to Asheville.  Thanks for listening!

October 24th “Leave Happy”

I heard a popular quote the other day that basically said ‘get your heart-broken at 15 and you’ll have something to write songs about the rest of your life’.   A good break up song is always compelling for some reason.   I guess it’s the same thing as watching sad movies.   Well prepare to be sad, that’s where this one is coming from.   No reflection of myself personally, I’m as happy as I’ve been in quite a while.    Thanks for listening!

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July 21 “The Healing Song”

Alright, this song is up now.  For some reason it didn’t post earlier.

July 21st is my Mom’s birthday!  Happy Birthday Mom.  She’s ahead of the technology curb now because she has an iPad .  It’s pretty sweet.

“Healing Song” is unrelated to that.  This is a song that speaks to someone who has just gone through a break up.

May 31st “What’s It Gonna Take”

I can’t believe another month is gone this year.   I’ve written a song every day for five months now and pretty much recorded them the same day.  I never thought I couldn’t do it but I’ve also been amazed at my sheer will to do it.   Honestly, most of the time I’m excited because it’s something new to listen to.   I guess that’s my number one suggestion to young musicians.   Be a fan of your own music, it makes things a little easier when things get tough.

I dug the bones of this song out of my unreleased  archives and rewrote several parts of it.  Including the guitar interludes and the verses. “What It Gonna Take” is kind of a rockin’ break up song.  I wrote the first version of this song in Amsterdam in 2005.   This song features Mike Lowdermilk on bass guitar and Dave Brockway on drums.

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