|Most all records are the same - a
couple good songs, a couple bad songs, the one that shouldn't be on there, the one the
whole band hates, and so on.
As a writer,
a song about nothing in particular is pretty hard to do. You'd think not, but it really
isn't easy. It defies what the whole process is all about, telling the story. That
leads to a more human deal which bypasses the actual words and gets into human emotions.
The actual meaning gets confusing because as in all songs, it means something different to
everyone. Especially in the "songs about nuthin" case.
This one was born out of a riff I couldn't play but could hear really good. I kept turning
the pegs till my fingers could hack and pure diesel came out.
Scotty Decker after some hesitation played the 2nd guitar parts on the right side (and the
solo), and Sam Coley put that heavy B3 in the pocket. But no words!
The chorus was easy. "I'm Doin fine, But I'm
Outta Time". Plain and simple. A girl, or the lease on life - whatever. But what's it
gonna be about? It's a rock song.
I ended up where I began, a more human deal which
bypasses the actual words and gets into vowel sounds that everybody can relate to.
It's "The Rosetta Stone" of the record.