to part I
RNW: Cool, letís get into the album. Can
you tell us a little about each song letís start with ďLeft BehindĒ
James: ďLeft BehindĒ thatís the Dave Smally,
Down by Law positive to the core, the really cheesy but itís basically
really summing up what weíre done as a band for the past year. I think
those lyrics are awesome because I take everything weíve done really personally
and thatís kind of like a pick me up kind of song, driving nine hours to
play to three people sucks, it that kind of song to get us through that
RNW: ďBelle SaidĒ?
James: ďBelle SaidĒ is just about stupid
girls who say they
are gonna do a lot of s*** and just donít put up or put out which ever
one you want (laughs)
RNW: Iím sure a lot of people can relate
to that one!
RNW: ďJust WonderiníĒ?
James: A cheesy pop song about meeting
a girl at a show and itís like there is no bones about that one, it is
what it is.
RNW: Thatís your first single isnít it?
RNW:That my favorite track on the CD.
James: Cool man thank you.
RNW: ďMak it up to YouĒ?
James: Thatís a song Bob had to do with
those lyrics and canít really say what thatís about. Thatís his stuff,
I donít know.
RNW: ďJust a SongĒ?
James: ďJust a SongĒ, that song had a lot
of different, we had a lot of different takes on that song. We kept changing
it but eventually it turned into kind of a really cool metaphor about a
girl who is cheating on her dude. Kind a like a girl that cheating on her
dude with all these guys, itís another like cheating girlfriend.
RNW: Lot of experience with that!
James: That song sounds really dark but
itís actually a real positive song. Itís about this girl who gets f***ed
around by this guy and the song is about how she is trying to prove herself
to the world.
RNW: ďNo Free RidesĒ?
James: I imagine thatís about a girl!
Who would think?
James: Thatís more of a relationship song.
Itís about how the girl is stringing the guy along and we got some good
metaphors in there about the disparities of the relationship.
RNW: ďOne DayĒ?
James: thatís just about not getting old,
just being a young suburban terrorist kid hellion, f***in s*** up. Itís
just about staying young.
RNW: ďCan't Slow Me DownĒ?
James: Thatís about being on tour and not
like letting past heartaches get in your way. Itís like a f*** you to anybody
thatís dicked you over in the past. You know being a girl or (laughs) being
a whatever itís just like a real positive f*** off song.
RNW: ďAlong for the RideĒ?
James: Thatís about us driving around kind
of like trying not to wreck the van and stuff (laughs)
RNW: Ah just partying on the road?
James: Yeah just partying on the road.
We booze it up a lot after shows and itís just kind of like, I have to
say that sometimes we do the unthinkable thatís drive while weíre under
the influence. So itís kind of like, Thatís bad
I know but it happens. Itís about how it happens and how it sucks..
RNW: Ok Iíll make sure to leave before
James: No itís bad, donít do that!
RNW: ďHello November A.MĒ?
James: A.M. is just the country version
of the F.M. basically weíre big fans of country music we wanted to do something
in that genre of music and we thought we could pull it off as a country
song and itís worked we were able to do it.
RNW: ďHello November F.MĒ?
James: F.M. is the pop-punk version of
the A.M. Thatís just about how I was taking a walk in my neighborhood at
two in the morning, it was one of those soul searching kind of walks where
you discover things about yourselfÖ Whew that was hard..
RNW: Oh youíve never gone through the songs
like that before.
James: No and itís hard cuz sometimes you
just canít explain it.
RNW: We like to break down the songs cuz
people like to know.
James: Yeah, Iíd like to know that about
bands I listen to and I can imagine asking some bands about their lyrics.
I canít imagine what they would say, like ďf*** Off!Ē
I canít tell you what thatís about, cuz I donít know Iím just putting words
together that fit.
RNW: Like asking Robert Plant whatís Kashmir
James: (laughs) yeah and the Immigrant
song, Jimmy can you relate this to me? (laughs)
RNW: What do you guys have in store next?
The album comes out later this month.
James: The album comes out September 18th
(rescheduled to be release Sept 25th) then touring, touring nonstop. Weíre
really excited about having a full body of work and taking it out to people.
The next year weíre just gonna work, keep touring and THEN kind of sit
back and see what have we done in the past year. We canít even question
that now, weíre still like such a new band to a lot of people.
RNW: Final question. I use this in
all of my interviews. What do you want people to take away from your music.
James: Just a good time, you know. If they
can read more into it and actually walk away with something more thatís
good but if all we can give them is a good time, thatís fine with us.
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