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?
“A lot of my songs are fictional stories. However, they do contain real emotions. A few that pop into mind would be my most recent would be “Red Flowers,” and an older one “Dear Children” which both tell a story of loss and memories of a loved one, and “A Thinker’s Plea” which deals with guilt and lack of self forgiveness. I think both of these subjects hit close to home emotionally for me for whatever reason. Sometimes I find that emotions have nothing to do with me closing my eyes though. Sometimes, I think that if I close my eyes real tight, and flex my butt cheeks real hard, that I’ll be able to hit a note at the top of my register with ease…that’s never the case.”
—Mitchell Rambo, The Watery Graves, singer-songwriter