Saves the Day / My Rush

Saves the Day…
Man landed on the moon. Ancient Rome conquered the world. Sticky Fingers formed a band. One theory suggests the reason for all of the above was to impress a lady. Whether or not that’s true who knows and who fucking cares. ‘Saves the Day’ is about writing a song for a girl only to find she don’t dig music. ‘Wasted my song, she don’t get music’. Writing it wasn’t all for nothing though. In fact it lead to a whole bunch of important self reflection to help realise why this lover in question may not be into it… ‘I’m looking at the re-runs, I was acting like a dog’.

Spending a year off the piss and the gear has been hard work that I’m pretty proud of. You find yourself with a real clear headspace looking into the past. There’s a lot of bitter pills to swallow looking back on the way I’ve behaved when I been messed up. Picking fights and being a gronk. ‘Saves the Day’ is about the importance of confronting your past and coming to terms with it. ‘I said I’m sorry sister for the damage I have done, I said I’m sorry Mumma for what I’ve become’. It was one of those songs that came out of nowhere. Sunny arvo at Seamus’ house. Bashed it out in under half an hour. These kinds of songs are often my flavourite.

My Rush…
Last year we were blessed with a year off the road to rest and relax. Sadly for Dylan his issues with addiction only went from bad to worse in this time. I’ve often wondered if Diz is a character unlike anyone else I know who is in fact healthier on the road? Though the road can be dangerous it also provides routine ya know, they say that shit is good for you. Anyways, last year we spent a lot of time down at Dizza’s joint writing music. His health wasn’t good for a lot of that time. It still felt like the best and most wholesome way to hangout and look after each other. ‘My Rush’ was a number that crept up on us in one of these later sessions. We got round to writing the lyrics for the chorus when a certain line got spat out. ‘I could wake up in the ward dripping epipens’. A wave of darkness hit the room. Though it felt like the right lyric it didn’t make us feel good recording it …. A couple of hours later Diz overdosed and wound up in the hospital. Not the kinda voodoo shit you wanna predict while writing music . We stopped the sessions at Dizza’s joint after that. Too damn spooky. My Rush as a whole is a damn spooky song really. ‘How dark does the rabbit hole go?’….P.S Diz came out okay he’s still nuts as ever but he’s here and singing like a champion on this one.

Sonically speaking this song is a classic example of why I fucking love Sticky Fingers. Five albums deep and no signs of lazy-ness with our sound. Still pushing for something new and exciting. WCMTWG as a whole hits like a debut record. I’m proud we’ve been able to keep that kinda energy going.