“Each Song Has a Story” (Part 2 – Every Night)

The second song on the album is about getting over a girl… but not really… but kinda… but still not really. 🙂

I wrote this song on June 6th of 2011 while living in LA. Here’s the before video. 🙂

“If you don’t like it, keep it to yourself.” Classic quote if you ask me… 😛
And here’s what it sounds like on the album.

The song was written about that same girl as the last one. I move to LA for her, then after not talking for a few months, she shoots me a text asking me how I’m doing… We end up going for coffee and talking, and everything sounded like it was gonna be fine. Well, that was the last time we talked in person. 😛

A few days later, my friend asked me if I was over my ex yet… and I guess that’s what inspired the song. I lied. I basically said, “Oh yeah… I haven’t thought about her in a long time…” When in reality, I had to pass her apartment every day on my way to work. (The more you think about that, the more ridiculous that sounds… so funny…) I guess that’s how it goes sometimes.

When we started recording the album, I went into Jeff Berkley’s studio and laid down 35 tracks. When he heard this one, he and I cracked jokes for about 10 minutes after her. Jeff said, “Ah… I get it… So you’re over her, but you’re not, but you’re saying you are, but you aren’t…. I like this one.”

The key change is my favorite part in this song. When the electric guitar goes “WOOOWWOWWWWWW be WOooooww…” I raised an epic 90’s rock pose when recording the vocals. I think this is the most fun you can have while admitting you’re not over your ex. This song sounds “hopeful” even though there is a definite lack of hope in the lyrics.

My favorite line in this song is “I’ve got it down to the perfect science, I won’t allow myself to say your name.” This is funny, because after we broke up, I literally met so many girls with the same name as her. The same thing happened after I broke up with Sarah from “Sarah’s Song”. Maybe you just don’t notice it till you lose somebody. Kinda like when you buy a car that you really like, and then it’s everywhere you look when you drive.

Hope you like it and spread it! Here are the lyrics and credits.
-j

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Every Night
Written by Josh Damigo © 2011

Produced, Recorded & Mixed by Jeff Berkley
Mastered By Gavin Lurssen and Rueben Cohen

Drums – Brian “Nucci” Cantrell
Bass – Kory McAfee
Piano – John Foltz
Guitars & Percussion – Jeff Berkley
Hammond Organ –Ben Moore
Backing Vocal – B Willing James
Vocal – Josh Damigo

I think I’m finally getting over you
I think I’ve finally beaten all of this
I think I’m good to just move along now
I think I’m good to find a new girl to kiss

I’ve got it down to the perfect science
I don’t allow myself to say your name
And I remember, to forget you
Almost every single minute of my day

Cause I only think about you if the sun comes up
I only start to miss you when I need to breathe
I only stop and wonder what we could have been
Every night before I sleep

I think I’m finally getting over you
You barely ever even cross my mind
I can write a song without putting you in it
Even sing to other girls sometimes

I’ve got it down to the perfect art form
I cross my t’s and I dot my I’s
Tell all my friends I’m not thinking of you
They don’t even seem to notice me lie

(Chorus)

I don’t care about what you’re doing
I don’t imagine that you’re coming back
I don’t wonder if you ever miss me
No, I don’t care about none of that

(Key Change)

Chorus

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About Joshua Lodge

Josh will cheerfully admit that he averaged less than a dozen people a show when he first began playing San Diego coffee houses and clubs. But he garnered diehard fans in the process, sold a few thousand copies of his EP, Pocket Change, and picked up few awards along the way. After a traumatic family incident Josh retreated inward, and he ended up writing what would ultimately become his breakout debut, Raw. The album was true to its name and people noticed - Josh picked up two San Diego Music Awards for "Best Acoustic" and "Best Local Recording," opened for the likes of Zac Brown, Jason Mraz, and Matt Nathanson, and had enough money and momentum to tour the country a few times over. A few years after Raw, there was his third EP, Hope. Whereas Raw was a mostly acoustic, vulnerable affair, Hope was a celebration. Pleading and poignant, heartfelt and heavy hearted, it segued effortlessly from orchestral to alt-country, eventually landing him in the top 25 on the country charts. One of the hardest working indie singer/songwriters in Southern California, Josh spent much of the year with producer Mike Butler, gathering up some of the finest musicians in town, shaping his songs and sound further still for his album I Will Be There out now on Randm Records. From the joyous encouragement of “Just Give Me a Call”, to the simple sincerity of the ballad “Tennessee”, Josh’s songwriting skills are clear, his voice rings true and his goals remain the same as when he started - to keep making the best music he can, and to share it with all. A few years after Raw, there was his third release, Hope. Whereas Raw was a mostly acoustic, vulnerable affair, Hope was a celebration. Pleading and poignant, heartfelt and heavy hearted, it segued effortlessly from orchestral to alt-country, eventually landing him in the top 25 on the country charts. One of the hardest working indie singer/songwriters in Southern California, Damigo spent much of year with producer Mike Butler, gathering up some of the finest musicians in town, shaping his songs and sound further still for his latest album, "Just Give Me a Call", available now, on Randm Records. From the up-tempo single, “Just Give Me a Call”, to the simple sincerity of the ballad “Tennessee”, Josh’s songwriting skills are clear, his voice rings true and his goals remain the same as when he started - to keep making the best music he can, and to share it with all.
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