Editor’s Note: We’re trying this again. Getting 30 artists to answer the same question. For the month of September–one for each day–we’ll be getting 30 Lubbock-West Texas singer-songwriters to answer the following question. For the complete list of September answers, click here.
Is there a song that you’ve written that you find yourself singing with your eyes closed more often than not when performed live? Why?
“I never noticed how much I played with my eyes closed until we had some pictures taken of our last performance at Jake’s. I do it a lot. I have a tendency to get lost in what I’m doing. The song that really shuts me off from everything is a song I wrote called “Clean.” It will be on our next record and the only place you can hear and see it now is from my acoustic performance on Fox 34’s Good Day Lubbock program. The song is about addiction. Drugs, sex, money–whatever it may be. But being addicted and trying to get away. Trying to escape but still falling back into those same traps. I think just about everyone I know that’s had problems with drugs, alcohol, or women, the hardest part is escaping your circumstances that allow you to fall back into those traps. And that’s what it is for me. Just avoiding. Getting away, not making the same dumb decisions. Not always succeeding, but always trying.”
—Ronnie Eaton, singer-songwriter