Tangled Up In You

Album: The Illusion of Progress (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • Frontman Aaron Lewis told Artist Direct the story behind this song: "'Tangled Up In You' was a song that I improvisationally wrote during a sound check. I was just making s--t up. I came up with a chord progression that I thought was cool. I started playing the chord progression during sound check, and I started singing words over it. By the end of my little jam session, my tour manager had walked up to me, and he asked, 'What record is that off of?' I was like, 'I was making that up as I went.' I was totally just messing around. He responded, 'That song needs to definitely go somewhere.' From that point on, I made it up on the spot a few more times while playing live. Finally, I settled on words that seemed like they kept coming out over and over again. I just kept playing it. In the recording process, that element really was kind of missing from the record. So I decided, instead of saving that song and using it on my solo record, I would put it on this record."
  • Aaron Lewis recorded a countrified version for his 2011 debut solo country EP, Town Line. "The song was already a little bit country in term of its flavor with the slide guitar and the pedal steel," he said. "We brought it further down that road."

Comments: 1

  • Lacey from Grafton, NeThis song pulls at my heart and rips it to pieces...this song is absolutely amazing in everyway...if you have someone to sing it about...i did...and i lost them...painfully...now i lost the will to listen to this song anymore...but touche to the guy who came up with it...you must have been in love when you wrote it....
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