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Interesting, this is the third of three songs for this month that were written on guitar rather than the usual keyboard or MIDI bass. Note that the three songs are the first to be mixed, and show up first on the playlist for the month. Does that mean something (yes, it does).

Lots of pedals on this one. I’m trying to try out new overdrive combos this month and this has some of that, but it’s got plenty of sauce on it at times too. The guitars are all Gibson Les Paul Custom. The amps are all Vox AC15 and Fender Bassbreaker 15. The pedals for the rhythm tracks are a Klon KTR into a Keeley Super Phat Mod. The leads are a Dunlop Crybaby into the Klon and the Super Phat Mod again with a Donner Harmonic Square doing the octave effect. The cleanish solo in the middle is the KTR into a Wampler Faux Tape Echo.

I started out this month writing some lyrics rather than my usual music first, lyrics second workflow. I didn’t use everything I wrote, but the chorus on this one came from those early ideas.

Desperate to be seen as more than just a stand in
Desperate to be seen as more than just a symptom

Hidden away
for one more day
can’t let them see
could it be me

step into line
like its a sign
what its about
try to stand out