First things first. While this is the most recent song written for this record, I cannot recall how it started to come together. I know it began with a title, then somewhat of a concept that changed over time. Then the idea of writing about community – people actually interacting FOR REAL, not online in the interwebs in pretend-world.
But most important – I stole the first three words, “It’s kinda funny”. While hashing out the riffs, I got an old Kiss song in my head. The riffs are in no way the same. But the song, “Two Sides of the Coin” came to mind. Specifically Ace’s line, “It’s kinda funny…”. So I took it and used it throughout the song. If he wants, I’ll buy him lunch. Lunch will be more than I’ll make on the song, so…. Ace, this is my public invitation to lunch. I’ll buy.
But nothing fancy. I mean – it’s lunch, for the love…
What of the song? I had another song in it’s place on the record. I was done with the record – but not that song. I’m still waiting on a blistering solo from my buddy for it. So I needed to replace it. I came up with this.
Maybe if I buy Ace lunch, he’ll play the solo?
I wanted this song to be light, as I talk about the alternative to hiding behind our keyboards. Putting ourselves OUT THERE. We’re given this great gift of life on earth, with other people. What if we were actually IN THE MOMENT? What would that look like, huh?
And it’s a fun rock song. I hope you like it. And Ace – that invitation is always open…
It’s kinda funny how lonely and sad we are
When we’re surrounded by a virtual sea of people
It’s kinda lonely, just being the only one
I’d be less lonely if I’d only find the
The other onlys who are also lonely
And maybe we’d all be the lonely onlys together
It’s kinda funny how we talk and talk and talk
But never think to walk the walk
Cause that might take a little more than talking
And we might run into some people walking
And God forbid we ever walk the walk together
And in the end if I’d only said
Hey nice to meet you, maybe we’d be friends
And isn’t that what we’re made to be, together