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Pop punk band Amber Pacific began as a trio of high school juniors who performed locally in their Federal Way hometown, near Seattle, under the name Follow Through. They released their debut album The Possibility and the Promise in 2005. In February of 2008, lead vocalist Matt Young left Amber Pacific, to pursue a career in public education. Virtues is their third album and first with new singer former Canadian Idol contestant Jesse Cottam.
This is the lead single from Virtues. Cottam penned the song that tells how those three little words will not fix a relationship in difficulties. Lead guitarist Will Nutter told The Alternative Press: "This song was written by Jesse Cottam about the struggles of being away from home. Relationships are never easy, but when you're away from the person you love, it's just that much harder. This song discusses those feelings."
Mike Watt - "History Lesson, Pt. 2"
Mike Watt of the Minutemen tells the story of the song that became an Indie Rock touchstone. It's also the story of what Mike calls "The Movement."