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Without going into too much detail, I’m not always the biggest fan of myself. Truth be told, most of the time I do/say things then pretty soon afterwards I think “why did you do/say that??”. ‘The Right Thing’ came about after a night in August 2015 where I wasn’t very proud of myself and I really had to look at myself and try to figure a few things out. Being a nice guy is something I’m always trying to do. I’ll admit that I fail from time to time but I always try to help where I can and do what I consider to be the right thing. The line “I get off on seeing what I can get away with” sums up my personality pretty well though. Sometimes I like seeing how far I can push something before it hits breaking point. I’m working on it though. **Fun Fact #1** My good friend and singer-songwriter Benjamin Sydes (B-Sydes) sings on this. He also wrote the lyrics that he sings too. I hadn’t heard a single melody or lyric from him until he recorded it with the help of Adam Boucher from Adam Boucher And The Dead Set (thanks bud), but I trusted him to deliver pure gold. He did not disappoint! Also, 80% (genuine statistic. Eight of the ten songs) of the electric guitars you hear on this album are recorded with his lovely Telecaster. Thanks for letting me use it Benny!
I try to do the right thing but I’m partial to the wrong
With no idea just where I get it from
It’s like this blackness in my heart
Wish I could crack this but I can’t
Still it’s secondary to this head I’ve got
Meet me at the deep end and we’ll go headfirst into another episode
Cuz I get off on seeing what I can get away with
And I want this more than you could know
I try to keep my head up high but I’m knee-deep in the woes
It’s just like me to write my cons in prose
Getting by on a wing and a prayer
But never really getting anywhere
I guess we all know how the sad song goes...
If only I could ever just say “no”
But the devil on my shoulder won’t let me go
With all the trying and the failing I should just accept who I am
But when I see my friends, it’s apparent that’s a terrible fucking plan
Free me from this gutless alibi because I’ve never felt such guilt in my whole life
Now I’ll confess that the feeling never stuck around too long
Because the wrong thing always felt so right, yeah