Close Your Eyes

Album: Feels Like Carolina (2013)
Charted: 69

Songfacts®:

  • This easygoing, mid-tempo song was written by Adam Craig (Jason Aldean's "Church Pew or Bar Stool"), singer songwriter Trent Tomlinson, who is best known for his 2006 hit "One Wing In The Fire" and Shane Minor (Cole Swindell's "Chillin' It"). Guitarist Josh McSwain said. "The whole song paints such a vivid picture. Literally, if you close your eyes you can see the song happening."
  • Singer-guitarist Matt Thomas explained to The Boot how the song come to the band. "Right before we finished recording, I got a copy of this from a friend of mine," he recalled. "I listened to the song three times in a row, and usually that tells you that there's something in that song right there. And when I heard the lyrics and the melody line, I was like, 'Man, this is perfect.' The feel of it was what we needed on the record. It's just one of those songs that I just had to listen to over and over again, and those are the ones you grab up, if you get the opportunity to do it."

    "Our good friend Shane Minor and Adam Craig and Trent Tomlinson wrote it, and once we got in the studio and we played it and I sang on it, then everybody said, 'Okay, this is it,'" he continued. "This song was one of those dark horses, I guess you'd call it, that made the record in the last minute."
  • Matt Thomas explained the song's meaning: "It's all about that first kiss," he said. "I think everybody remembers where they were with that special girl or guy and they went in for that first kiss."
  • The song's music video was directed by Wes Edwards, whose work includes the clips for Dierks Bentley's "Drunk on a Plane" and Jason Aldean's "Night Train" as well as Parmalee's own "Musta Had a Good Time." The visual finds the band getting ready for a late night outdoor performance at a bonfire party.

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