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Happy Tuesday everybody. The Guv’nahs had a great weekend. For starters, playing in front of 11,000 people in our hometown at Sundown in the City was completely surreal. Thanks for all the support and a special thanks to the 130 of you that bought our CD after the show. Official CD release date is July 20th! (that’s when it’ll be available online and on iTunes, etc.)
I also MUST pause and say that last Friday’s show in Nashville was a TOP 5 show of all time for me. Having 175 people crammed into The Basement was absolutely electric. I seriously felt like I was about to catch on fire at one point. Thank you Nashville.
Ok, onto New Music Tuesday.
“Walk With Me” was originally inspired by a REALLY bizarre dream I had in August 2009. This dream involved a man and a woman who’d been dating each other for over a year and had been living together for about 2 months. The man loved her deeply and really wanted to take their relationship to the next level. In fact, he had already bought a ring to propose with, but he was super anxious because his girlfriend had this really strange medical condition that he just couldn’t get over and he wasn’t sure that he wanted to deal with it for the rest of his life. See, his girlfriend had this problem where she would talk in her sleep all night, every night… and it wasn’t just the talking that bothered him… it was the stuff she would say. Every night, as soon as her eyes closed… she would begin to whisper all of her secrets and her insecurities into his ear. Stuff about her past boyfriends, family problems, people she’d wronged, …secrets that no one else would ever know about… and she didn’t even know she was telling him. For weeks he would try to block it out by wearing ear-plugs, but curiosity killed him every night… he would take them out and just lie there listening to her spill her guts. He would go to work every day a zombie because of not sleeping the night before. His boss had confronted him about his slacking off. The whole situation was beginning to get dangerous… knowing EVERYTHING about her, and her not knowing that he knew. Her main recurring sleep-monologue was that she should just run-away from the relationship because eventually he would realize that her past was rocky and scandalous, and that he would eventually reject her because of her imperfections.
Even though the story is bizarre, it outlines a basic fear that we all have… the fear of being truly vulnerable and then getting rejected.
This song is the man’s outcry of acceptance to the woman… his telling her that he knows all of her problems and accepts her anyway.
“Walk with me, show me your secret
Wake up please, sing it out
The good and the bad, they all get together
Got to open your eyes, and stay awhile.”
Yall be easy. Tell your friends about the Guv’nahs.