Jeff Scott Sotocomments on each song on the album 7 (2006):
- Wrote this one about someone who is supposed to be there for you through
thick & thin, like a marriage partner or a lover, but when the chips
are down, they just leave you out to dry. This happened to me with someone
I worked with in my career.
Fast - This also was about someone I thought I could trust &
just stabbed me in the back when I turned for a second. I try to write
my lyrics in a way that could be adapted to several scenarios, most of
them sound like boy/girl situations but they are mostly about other personal
experiences, whether they're mine or someone I know of.
& Reason - This is the opposite of the 1st 2, it shows the
love & trust of one to another can exist without rhyme or reason,
Of The Line - This is part 2 of 'Falling', this person had a very
deep affect on me enough to make me want to write about them...I go to
my grave on who its about though :)
1 I'm Living 4 - I wrote this about the fantasy & idea of love
at 1st sight...I got the idea from my son & his experiences with love
& dating, as we get older, we realise the reality of relationships
& just how much is necessary in successful ones but as youngsters,
we dive straight in with the fantasy 'it will last forever'.
My Way - This one is about my dealings with record labels &
how they insist you do things 'they're way' instead of expressing creative
control. It can also be about a controlling lover in a relationship...you
choose which you like it to be about!
- This I wrote about the 15 year anniversary of Freddie Mercury's
death. There are a few Queen title references in the song that make it
obvious but it is my tribute to one of the greatest artist's of pop music.
To My Desire - I decided to get down & dirty with this one
lyrically, it could be Colour My XTC Part II, especially in the talking
section where I rip straight from the lyrics of the old tune.
A Tear Goodbye - This song musically was written by Jamie, our
drummer, who asked me to specifically write the lyrics about what he was
recently going through in his personal life. Since we've all been there
before & knowing his personal details, I knew exactly how to treat
it...it's about a relationship one takes for granted yet doesn't see it
coming when the other finally calls it quits. One of those 'don't know
what you got till it's gone' songs.
Waters - This too is the result of 2 people finding less in common
as the years go on. Very often people change like hair styles or fashion
leaving relationships or even friendships doomed.
To The Feeling - This is about a time I recently went through where
I was very close to finally giving up in the music biz. I started losing
the incentive to continue & through some inspiring recent contacts
& writing partners, found a new confidence to not only continue but
to do so with a fervour that had no room for failure...seemed to work
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