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‘Water’ happened by accident when one Friday night, I was messing around with the programmed guitar sounds on Logic on my MacBook, and I stumbled upon the seven notes that make up the main guitar riff for this song. I immediately ran upstairs and grabbed my guitar, figured the riff out on guitar and started demoing it. The rest of the song came together in an evening and the lyrics came together pretty easily. The subject matter I’m dealing with here is pretty self-explanatory. You don’t have to delve too much into the lyrics to see that it’s about panic attacks. I’ve suffered with them for a few years now and over time, I’ve come to understand more about why I have them. The chorus lyric “in the end just bring me water” is about how I sometimes feel the urge to do something drastic, whether it be through alcohol or other substances, but good old H2O is all you need sometimes to help see things a little clearer. Either as a drink or that feeling you get when you’re in the shower. No, not the feeling of blasting out some Whitney Houston, the feeling of washing away all the bad stuff. Sorry to sound so “hippie”. **Fun Fact #3** This was the first song I wrote for the album. I hadn’t intended to start writing an album but after finishing this song, I found myself on a roll where each weekend I would set up my modest recording equipment and just start putting ideas together. This happened for about 6 months until the worst bout of writers block I’ve ever had hit me.



It always starts like a tidal wave
A rush of blood, it’s hard to explain
On nights like that I’m stuck on replay
It comes and goes but it never stays

A quote I’ve known since back when I was young
If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it far too much
We’re either making war or making love
Well if that’s true then I’m truly fucked

Now I don’t need more sleep
I’ll be fine like this
I’ll get used to it
Yes, I’ve thought about drugs and more selfish things
But in the end just bring me water

I’ll wear my dissonance upon my sleeve
Tried to replace it with harmony
Can I redo my place in history?
It would be better than being me

So I’ll begin as I mean to go on
Repressing memories and where they come from
It always starts reminding me of
The quiet cries of the boy I was

Now I don’t need more sleep
I’ll be fine like this
I’ll get used to it
Yes, I’ve thought about drugs and more selfish things
But in the end just bring me water

If I could face you myself
I’d do everything I could to give you hell
But it won’t change a single card that I’ve been dealt
And I’m doing fine
Can you not tell?

Now I won’t leave a piece of myself behind
No, you’ll get the whole thing
So don’t burn me just place me in the sea
And I will be one with the water


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


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