When I first released the EP, I sort of had a lot of anxiety about the topics of the songs on it. I have never wanted to be one of those artists that can’t write about anything except boys. So often, I feel overwhelmed by how many important things there are to write about and here I am writing about ANOTHER relationship gone wrong. Great. I am officially “that” songwriter… *sigh*
Despite these insecurities of mine, I have come to realize that songs like “We’re Never Through” are important in a understated kind of way. Perhaps I need to set my musician’s pride aside. No, this song is not going to wake people up to world hunger and it’s not going to change our government but maybe it will wake someone up to their own toxic relationship.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen it too many times. Too many people who choose to remain stuck in this never-ending vortex-like relationship that just NEVER ends. Everyone around this person can see it’s killing them, but still they keep going back. It’s like they can’t live without each other. And not in a good way. Of course there’s a lot of phycology behind it all, I myself have put myself in relationships like these and know first hand that it is easier said than done to just up and leave. But the truth of the matter is, co-dependent relationships SUCK. For more reasons than one. It’s such a re-occurring issue that somebody needs to write about it.
So I wrote this song about a person (in my case a woman, but it could totally apply to dudes too) who is finally realizing that it’s time to call it quits… And it’s probably been time for a while now. It may not seem like a complex subject, but it certainly takes a lot of guts to walk out on something or someone that makes you feel good, even though it could be terrible for you… kind of like candy. Really addictive candy.
I think it’s about time we started getting rid of the emotional junk food we have stored in our metaphorical pantries. It makes me sad to see so many people in my generation get wrapped up in it. I want this song to give people enough hope to know that they’re gunna be okay if they walk away from that someone. I want people to know that being alone is not such a terrible thing, and that there’s a lot you can learn about yourself and others that way. Being bold is good. The scariest decisions are the most important ones. And in the words of The Fray, sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.
I figure if this song can help one person, I’ve accomplished something. That’s really all that matters to me these days.
XOXO thanks for reading guys!