One More Time

Album: Set You Free (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • Allan penned this Set You Free track with Matt Warren and Hillary Lindsey. It was written out of the same session that yielded "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)." "We wanted to write an introspective song," he recalled to The Boot. "I had just lost my dad, and we talked about the people we had lost in our lives. We kept thinking, 'What would you say when you get to the pearly gates?' And that was how the song started. I said I would want one more time, I'm not ready to be here. It's very therapeutic to write with Hillary and Matt because we kick our emotions around so much."
  • Allan particularly enjoys his collaborations with Warren and Lindsey. "Every time I've written with her and my buddy Matt Warren, we end up with like nine starts of a song, because it seemed like we were always branching off into some other subject," he noted. "Then we'd come back and we'd write one or two of those and have four or five more ideas. Eventually, we would come back and finish writing one or two more of those. It's an amazing thing that we have. We've written nine or ten songs, but we've only been written together three times. It's quality. Once you get those kind of rhythm going, you try to ride it out the best you can."

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