Red City Radio will be releasing Titles on October 15th, and we’re celebrating the release a little early by having the band as our Artist Of The Week. Today we’re premiering a Track-By-Track feature for Titles written by Paul Pendley. Pre-order Titleshere via Paper + Plastick Records check out the feature below!
Something we’ve always shied away from is getting too specific with the exact meaning of the lyrics in our songs. We always felt that lyrics are mainly interpretive and can mean different things to different people. But since the nature of this piece is the exact opposite of that sentiment I will try to walk a fine line here. Results are guaranteed to be mixed.
Two Notes Shy Of An Octave It’s inevitable that in your life you will meet some less than genuine people. What makes this a particularly painful experience is when you think you know a person, you get close, you trust them with things you don’t normally share and then they turn out to be the exact kind of person that makes people erect emotional walls. This song is a reaction to that realization.
A Version Of Events This is an easy one. It’s about a relationship that has deep and profound meaning for both people yet has hit that crossroads all relationships must brave. Do we make this work? Or do we cut bait and go home? It’s partially based on the first house my wife and I rented and our time there. We decided to stick it out and everyday I am thankful we did.
Show Me On The Doll Where The Music Touched You A song about eschewing doubt and naysayers. About belief in self and the power of perseverance. Simply put, this song is about not giving a flying fuck about why someone says you shouldn’t do something and doing it because you know it’s right. Word.
Joy Comes With Morning This song was inspired by a dream Garrett had. And lyrically the nuts and bolts of it come from that. The rest is simply “writing what you know” and anyone who knows us well knows that “making our way to the patio” is a common occurrence. Also as much as he doesn’t want to admit it we all think this is a love song to his girlfriend. Or perhaps not.