Dashboard Confrontational

from Things I Wish I'd Said - Album by Heartwork

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When I came up with the title for this song, I couldn’t have been happier. Not only is it a play on the moniker of one of my favourite artists (Dashboard Confessional), it also fits the subject matter of the song perfectly. Now, the subject matter is a tricky one and not something I want to go into too much detail about for the sake of someone I used to care a great deal about. To cut to the chase, this song is about getting over something that took a lot more time to get over than it probably should’ve done. Lyrically, it’s very short and pretty heavy. Musically, it goes through a lot of different stages; everything from very stripped back to turned all the way up to 11. I rarely play it live, not because it doesn’t work acoustically (because I think it totally does), but because it’s both physically and emotionally difficult to sing. It’s a song I’ve been trying to write since I was 18 years old and I finally found closure within the song. I think it’s the perfect ending to an album and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. **Fun Fact #6**, I didn’t think this song would make the album initially but my friend Alyce who championed this song in a live show review changed my mind about that. When she spoke about this song in the review, she said “Seriously, though, if it doesn't make it onto the album I am going to kill somebody”. I couldn’t put lives at risk by leaving it out.



When you’re driving in your car and you’re not sure where you are, does it feel like you’re alone?
Do you ever picture me sat in the passenger seat singing with
the stereo?

I can hear the argument playing over in my head like it was just yesterday
As your tears left tiny tracks I drove my fist into your dash and it never looked the same

And you still plead innocence as you break your false pretence like you did that night in May
Sat in park quiet and still as your heart sank beneath the wheel
You will never fucking change

If you saw this coming then you should’ve driven away

So next time you’re in your car and you don’t know where you are, you can deal with it alone


from Things I Wish I'd Said - Album, released May 19, 2017


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