"The Things We Think & Do Not Say" Single 2016

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This was the final "new" song the last lineup of the band was playing live. I've changed it up somewhat since then.

This has been the number one most asked about track.

Please download it, throw it on your phone or MP3 player or burn it onto a CD, go get in your car & drive out into the country in the middle of the night & drive while listening to it. Small computer speakers aren't going to cut it. It's 15 minutes & 31 seconds. It will serve as a great audio travel companion.

Here's some fun facts....
There are multiple vocal takes on this track that have my dog barking & raging in the background with me. I left ALL of those in. If you listen you can definitely hear him. Hahaha

There is a percussion section in the center of the song that is me playing percussion on the back of an acoustic guitar, laying on a wood floor with wooden shims.

This song has the rawest guitar solo in it that I have ever put down & left. I'm usually pretty hard on myself when laying down solos but this time & this song just needed me to go off & leave it. So I did. It's also the first solo I've put down that had some country style licks in it as well.

This is the first song completed in my new studio. A good portion of this song, drum parts & mapped out, was actually the first things I worked on when I started doing the band solo around 2 & 1/2 years ago. However, all the guitars, bass, vocals, extras, were recorded in my new studio. It has been a very gratifying experience.

Multiple times during recording weird things happened. During the intro guitar section there's a spot where I kind of mess up in the middle. While I was laying that down, first take, first thing I recorded in my new studio, midway through a picture of my grandfather fell off of a window sill on it's own...... Hence the mess up, but I left it in. I also have a set of wind chimes that my friends at my job gave me when my mother passed away last year hanging in my kitchen. There were multiple occasions where I'd stop after a take in the song & I could hear them quietly knocking each other.... on the other side of the house.

Thank you very much for continuing to follow me on this journey.


PLEASE DOWNLOAD IN THE HIGHEST FORMAT POSSIBLE. WAV, etc....

This single is also be available on iTunes(possibly in 2 parts so you don't have to pay full album price because of the length,) Spotify, Google Play, Pandora, Amazon, Beats, Rdio, Deezer, Tidal, YouTube Music Key, etc... as well as 150+ smaller outlets. Just search around on your favorite music site. If it's not on there, let me know & I will get it on there!

Further info, tidbits & ghost stories coming soon!

© idiedtrying / I Am What I Am Recordings 2016. All rights Reserved.

lyrics

The things we think & do not say.
I need someone who won't go away.
I regret all my regrets,
But there's still a bad moon, that lights the inside of my chest.

"A fatherless child thinks all things are possible & nothing is safe," how do we know, we're even alive?

Hopefully when it's over, I'll have made you happier than sad.
Proud of me & even prouder of yourself....
I hope it mattered.
I hope it matters.

There's no good, in the things,
That disappear when you're near.
And there's no good, when all that's left,
Are those things & all that brings.

Truth is I'm fucking scared.
Truth is I'm so alone.
And I feel I don't deserve.
These things I call my own.
Still talking to myself,
When there's no one else around.
Still looking for a reason,
There's not many of em now....

And I don't wanna feel this way anymore.
But there's no way back, I said that I....
Don't wanna feel this way anymore.
You can have it back.

Can't get hit by lightning, if you don't stand out in the rain....
And shoulder the weight.
And if there's no one there, to hear, the tree fall in the forest....
Then burn that forest down,
When all has been said, all has been done.
When all has been bled, all has been done.

Can't get hit by lightning, if you don't stand out in the rain....
And shoulder the weight.
And if there's no one there, to hear, the tree fall in the forest....
Then burn that forest down,
When all has been said, all has been done.
When all has been bled, all has been done.

There's no good, in the things,
That disappear when you're near.
And there's no good, when all that's left,
Are those things & all that brings.

One day you look up and,
You're on the top of the world.
And before you can feel it,
You're ashes in dirt.
Like smoke through a key hole,
You haven't moved very far.
But I AM WHAT I AM....
And I've STILL got my guitar.....

One day you look up and,
You're on the top of the world.
And before you can feel it,
You're ashes in dirt.
Like smoke through a key hole,
You haven't moved very far.
But I AM WHAT I AM....
And I've STILL got my guitar.....

The things we think & do not say.
I need someone who won't go away.
I regret all my regrets,
But there's still a bad moon, that lights the inside of my chest.

Destroy your feelings.

So you can heal.

credits

released March 6, 2016
Written, Performed, Recorded, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by:
J. Anthony(Tony) Goff
Endorsed & Featured Artist for:
www.blakhartguitars.com
www.fractalaudio.com
www.omegaenclosures.com
www.digitech.com/en-US/artists/tony-goff-i-died-trying
www.curtmangan.com
Gear mod'd by Jeff Newell (www.facebook.com/jeff.newell.35)

Background Vocals by:
Miles Davis Goff Esq.

© idiedtrying / I Am What I Am Recordings 2016. All rights Reserved.

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