That Summer, at Home I Had Become the Invisible Boy

Album: Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters (2007)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This was the first single released by Twilight Sad and the first song ever written by the band's vocalist James Graham. He recalled to Drowned in Sound: "I remember Andy MacFarlane (guitar) sent me the music and saying 'get off yer arse and write something, I know you can.' Up until that point I didn't know what to write about, then some pretty bad things happened to me, and people close to me, around the time Andy sent over the music for this song, so I got off my arse and wrote this. I don't think we've never not played this song at a gig since it was written."
  • The title is a reference to one of Graham's favorite films, Stand by Me.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Penny Ford of Snap!

Penny Ford of Snap!Songwriter Interviews

The original voice of Snap! this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.

Glen Ballard

Glen BallardSongwriter Interviews

Glen Ballard talks about co-writing and producing Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill album, and his work with Dave Matthews, Aerosmith and Annie Lennox.

Richard Marx

Richard MarxSongwriter Interviews

Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.

Superman in Song

Superman in SongSong Writing

Not everyone can be a superhero, but that hasn't stopped generations of musicians from trying to be Superman.

Divided Souls: Musical Alter Egos

Divided Souls: Musical Alter EgosSong Writing

Long before Eminem, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj created alternate personas, David Bowie, Bono, Joni Mitchell and even Hank Williams took on characters.

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be GiantsSongwriter Interviews

Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.