Stories Behind the Songs: “Could Be Me”

Posted by  Grand Poobah  May 13, 2013  •  No Comments  • 

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“Could Be Me” was written in August 2005.  I was trying to write an upbeat, happy song; the first try didn’t quite work, so I went back to the drawing board and came up with this one.  It wasn’t until much later, November 2006 to be exact, that I worked out the harmonized guitar line and the chord progression for the end of the song.

I was trying to explicitly create a Beatlesque sound on this song; the arpeggiated rhythm guitar sounds similar to some Abbey Road tracks, and the dual lead guitars in harmony is in homage to “And Your Bird Can Sing”.  The very last chord was an accident; John, thinking there was one more phrase left, played a G and then an A on the bass (instead of going straight to a D), but I liked the sound of it so we kept it in.

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