No Regrets

Album: Get Off on the Pain (2010)
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  • On this musically stripped-down cut, Allan opens up to moving forward since the tragic suicide of his wife Angela in 2004, while admitting, "I still miss her every day." He told Country Weekly: "She always wanted me to write songs about her, but I never did back then. Now, I write all sorts of songs about her."
  • Allan penned this song with Jon Randall and Jaime Hanna. He recalled to The Boot: "Writing it, I can distinctly remember Jon Randall and Jaime Hanna - we had three hooks that we were kicking around. It was more of just 'Are you willing to go there?,' and I said, 'Yeah.' And we were able to get a real heartfelt, honest song out of it. That's where the best ones come from. It's just whether you feel like crying, whether you feel like going down that path. Yeah, I like that song, 'No Regrets.' I sleep well at night."
  • Allan still plays this at some of his concerts. He told American Songwriter magazine in 2013: "In hindsight, you know, there is so much guilt that comes along with suicide, and when I play that song, I think, "I did it all right. I loved her and it was all good. And I have no regrets.'"

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