Always
stuck in the middle of never
and it's over and over but no use
I'm all for you
I feel
things can never get better
till we're tangled together again soon
I'm all for you
If I wanna go,
Take a slow ride with you
You know exactly what I'm gonna do
We can get lost on the back roads we knew,
as I breathe you in and out again
I've been
Slowly piecing together
every pattern of weather that comes through
I can conclude (oh)
You make every drop of rain sing
like the radio on my window pain
We can turn it up and make clouds all day
I'm all for you
Take me anywhere right now
Let the world collapse on its own behalf,
it doesn't need our help
You just take me faraway somehow
We can let time work on our side,
and let all the weight of the world pass by
If I wanna go,
Take a slow ride with you
You know exactly what I'm gonna do
We can get lost on the back roads we knew,
as I breathe you in and out again
This story starts the same as most of the others. HTL was stuck on a label that didn't think we were ready to make a record, and I was having a pretty bad spout of writer's block. We'd been in Ohio for the past few months, it was cold and wet out, I wasn't in a relationship, and I honestly didn't feel I had anything to write about. The only thing I'd been doing for the last 100 or so days was sitting on a couch with a guitar, smoking weed, and trying to come up with a decent idea. Our managers had talked about trying out different styles of music, and I thought to myself, "Hey, I'm going to write a reggae inspired song, and since I can't really write about any relationships I'm in, I'll just write about weed." From there, "Slow Ride" started out as a reggae track, complete with all the "chika-chik" strumming patterns, reverbed-out clean leads-- the whole shebang! As the song progressed, I decided I would take the skeleton of the song and re-create it into something that could have been on Jimmy Eat World's "Chase This Light" record, which I was (and still am) spinning constantly. GarageBand demos were done, nobody was really into the song enough, and it got put on the back burner. Once the opportunity for Thief Club presented itself, I took the song to Rob and told him exactly what I wanted to do with it. In the end, I have a cool neo-reggae track dedicated to my girl Mary Jane for always keeping me cool and level headed when dealing with life's bumps and bruises.
Produced by:
ROB FREEMAN
Drums by:
STEVE MILLER
Mastered by:
JESSE CANNON
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