You Were Good

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  • Frontman Jim Adkins told Absolute Punk why the band close Damage with this stripped down, intimate track. "A fair amount of the ides for Damage started out as acoustic songs, like really rough acoustic songs," he explained. "'You Were Good' started out in a pretty acoustic-based world and when we tried to take it out of that world, we realized that without the acoustic guitar in there as a bed, it didn't feel the same without it being there. With 'You Were Good,' we experimented around a little bit with fleshing it out and building the dynamics of it in a full band sense, but at the end of the day we all looked at each other and agreed it sounded better with just me and a guitar and the weirdo, Indian drone thing on there [laughs]. I don't know. It just felt like it should be the thing that closed the album. I don't know that we've ever had a song like that on an album before. It's nice."

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