That's How I'll Remember You

Album: The Sound of a Million Dreams (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Having performed this Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Madeleine Slate penned song several times live before the recording of The Sound of a Million Dreams, David Nail's fans insisted he include it on the album. The Missouri native told Roughstock he needed little persuading, saying: "I was really attracted to the imagery here. I'm a huge baseball fan and I thought it was awesome that baseball was referenced in a love song: Summertime in Brooklyn, mustard on your lip, I knew I loved you by the bottom of the fifth. I was sold."
  • Nail explained the song's meaning to Roughstock: "This is about remembering the good things from a relationship. We've all had relationships that ended badly, where you have that final, ugly 'I hate you, you hate me' conversation. This song is about not choosing to let those moments be your last memory."
  • The song features backing vocals from Madison Cain, who is the teenage daughter of Journey's keyboard player Jonathan Cain.

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