Another of the three songfight inspired titles. Painted Tense (the title) actually came from a band name generator website. I thought it might make a good song title so I submitted it to the RPM HQ person doing the name-from-a-hat picking. I would have used the title even if it wasn’t picked. Anyway, I had the chords laying around for a while, but with no structure or lyrics or chorus. In other words, I had a very rough idea for a verse. My favorite part of the song is probably the harmonies.