Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.
Copyright © ℗ 2014 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.
It might be weird to just come out and admit it, but I wrote this after listening to another recording artist - Courtney Barnett, an Australian girl who plays rock songs on electric guitar. I'd seen one of her videos in which she was sort of playing tennis, and I'm a big fan of that sport. I like her style, so I guess I was probably inspired by it somehow, although I'm sure my slow acoustic song doesn't sound anything like her.
I guess it's a love song, with rambling lyrics, in a monotone or deadpan singing style, which is sort of my usual style anyway. It's maybe melancholic with maybe something Dylanesque about it, one could argue. The song is one in which I'm honestly admitting my faults, about how I get on a roll with projects (usually, music-related ones) in my free time in my personal life, and I sort of feel guilty about not spending more of that time with my wife, but hey, at least I'm acknowledging my awareness of this to her, and telling her not to get offended by it, that it's just the way I am, and it's not that I don't care about her and that I do still think about her through it all.
In reality, my wife is awesome and understands my passions and lets me do whatever I want, and I do the same for her, so we have a great relationship that way, and I know I'm lucky. Still, you have to remember to reassure each other that everything's cool from time to time, and we do that too, but this song is a form of me doing that for her. There you go, the story behind the song.