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About A Boy

(c) 2006

"About A Boy" was inspired by the Dar Williams song "Mortal City."  I liked the notion of telling a story straight-up, with no frills or rhymes or biases.  I wanted to give a clear delineation of a string of events that left me feeling kind of confused and a lot lonely.

This song was written in the back of a Shakespeare book at 2:30 in the morning.  In the dark.  The handwriting is almost illegible.

"About A Boy" is particularly special to me because it's the first song I've ever written where I went to the piano, closed my eyes, and played exactly what I heard in my head.  It was an amazing feeling.

My favorite part is the piano interlude.

Lastly...you want to know a secret?  There's more than one version of this song.

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