Have you ever lost someone important? Maybe it was someone you thought would always be in your life, but suddenly they’re gone without warning. It’s a traumatic feeling. The echoes of the relationship lost, however faint, can still be felt and heard years later.
There are few things as therapeutic as a cranked up guitar amp, so I wrote this song to help me process a time when I lost someone I loved. To record this song, I went a little overboard in my attempt to create a wall of thick guitars; I linked two Mesa guitar amps together to make sure that when I played the opening guitar riff, nobody was left standing! And ahhh, it felt glorious… for a few moments, I forgot about my relationship that had just fallen apart.
I’m sure you’ve had a similar experience by now in life. Whatever it is you’re dealing with, you’re not alone. Music helps us connect with others who understand first-hand what we’re going through, because they’ve been through it too and wrote songs about it.
Stay With Me was a desperate appeal to preserve a relationship and future that was slipping away from me. I wrote it as a “last stand” when my fiance decided to end our relationship, hoping it would change her mind and win her over. It didn’t work out like I had hoped, but for me, this song was therapeutic. Maybe it can be for you too. Plus, the opening riff is a great headbanger.
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