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Album: Last Days at the LodgeReleased: 2008
This is a track from Last Days at the Lodge
, the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Amos Lee. He explained the song's meaning in an interview with The Boot
: "It's a song of reconciliation. Taking the situation, being removed from the hurt for a little while, you get so much clarity. I think most of the time when people have big disagreements and big misunderstandings, when time lessens that blow it creates a deeper understanding for both people. You've hollowed out a lot of the brick that was between you and there's light that shines into the situation. It's a song of reconciliation first and foremost. Coming to the realization that people make mistakes and no one is perfect."
Lee discussed his songwriting process with The Boot: "I'm inspired by the situation. Songwriting isn't always something that's directly proportionate to the experience. I hope that they're [the songs] open enough that people can understand and feel whatever it is that they want to feel. That's the beauty of music, that it's abstract in that way. It's not always super literal."