45th of November

Album: One Step Closer (2005)

Songfacts®:

  • This song was written by String Cheese Incident keyboard player Kyle Hollingsworth, with a lyric from longtime Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. The song is a surreal look at the significance of life, asking us to imagine a date and time that don't seem to exist (26:10 on November 45th).
  • In our interview with Kyle Hollingsworth, he explained that he and Hunter worked on the song through email. Hollingsworth sent over some tracks, and Hunter picked one and wrote the lyric. When Hollingsworth suggested some changes, Hunter told him to leave it exactly as written, earning the respect of the SCI keyboard man. "It was amazing to work with such a great writer," Hollingsworth said. "A lyricist that knows what he wants."

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