“Each Song Has a Story” (Part 9 – So Far, So Good)

Before I talk about today’s song, which is in my opinion, one of the best on the album, I’m gonna get personal… More personal than normal- if you’re gonna hate, just skip down to the song…

I’m completely burnt out. I’ve done everything I can do to make this album a successful one, and I’m thankful for all of you guys for supporting me by making this album happen, but sometimes I forget because I get so narrow minded on my current endeavors- and right now, that is finishing the major part of the #hopetour. On top of being stressed about it, I’ve had some changes in my personal life that have really warn me down. (on a positive note, they’ve brought a lot of these songs from the new album back to life for me…sigh…) If you put those two things on top of each other and then throw in a full time job, booking gigs (1 in 4 emails are returned… 0 in 5 phone calls have been returned.) and then try not to take everything personal is just a lot to ask.

Anyways, I love all of you. Thank you for everything. I’m still trying to book a bunch of shows for October, so I may need help filling dates with house shows. Feel free to e-mail me if you’re interested.

Enough of that… On to the song. 🙂

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So Far, So Good

I wrote this one at my ex-girlfriends house one night. I was pretty bummed when she didn’t chime in to help write it, but she was busy being upset that I wasn’t slowing down and asking for her input.

She also got mad when I suggested asking Nina Storey to sing it with me on my album because she wanted to be the one to sing it. I told her that honestly I’d prefer to record it with someone who’d been working on a career for a few years, and not have it be their first recording/career work. (Which is harsh, I understand… but just cause you date someone, doesn’t mean they’re allowed to be a part of their career… then I’m stuck with having an ex on all my recordings!!!)  She replied with saying that she wished I’d quit writing songs about/for her and that I should write songs for her to sing…. Then she went and wrote a song called “Invisible Queen” I think, that talked about feeling like her ideas werent good and that she was supposed to sit there and be pretty…. So honestly- writing the song wasn’t really my favorite part of this bad boy…

Here is the first recording of it:

And here’s what it sounds like on the album.

I have some video of it but NINA won’t send me her parts of it… You’re about 6 months late, Nina…

From the very beginning I wrote it with a Disneyesque /60’s feeling which some people love and some people haaaaaaate. (or so I’ve heard from people so far…) I don’t care. I love it. 🙂

Again, love you guys. Thanks for loving me back. Will you share the song with someone? 🙂

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Buy this track now!!! http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hope/id547400507
Written by Josh Damigo

Mastered By Gavin Lurssen and Rueben Cohen
Drums — Brian “Nucci” Cantrell
Upright Bass — Doug Walker
Acoustic Guitar — Jeff Berkley
Lead Guitar — David Beldock
Piano — John Foltz
Vocal — Nina Storey & Josh Damigo

I never knew
That life could be beautiful
Til there was you
There was no reason so
Like it or not
I think I’ll stick around for awhile

I never knew
That birds sang so sweetly
Til there was you
They had no reason to
Like it or not
I think I’ll stick around for awhile

I never dreamed
that love could feel like this
Each time we touch
I swear my heart skips

Because, So far
I like what I’m seeing
So far
My mind’s stuck on you
So far
I like how I’m feeling
Because so far,
It feels so good

I never knew 
That love could be simple
Till there was you
There was no reason so
Like it or not
I think I’ll stick around for a while

I never thought
My heart could beat so fast
Each time we touch
It’s better than the last

(Chorus)

There are no words to say
How amazing this feels
I keep pinching myself
To make sure you’re real

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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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One Response to “Each Song Has a Story” (Part 9 – So Far, So Good)

  1. Jenn Lunt says:

    Per your request … I’ve shared this tune tonight 🙂 Also, I’ve already gotten others to already enjoy your sound … and for those of use that dig the variety of your sound, keep on keeping on!

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