Tuesday, August 4, 2009

‘One Way’ Album Preview – Track 04 “ Forgive Me Love”


Music and Lyrics by Danny Ross

Created in 2002 (Age 18)

Produced by Rob Guariglia and Danny Ross

Recorded Spring 2008 at Galuminum Foil Productions; Engineered by Jeff Berner


Danny Ross – Vocal, Piano

Joely Pittman - Vocal

Carl Basler – Acoustic, Electric Guitar, Tremolo Guitar, Backup Vocal

Matt Wigton - Bass

Fred Kennedy – Drums


This is the first single off the album. When I came up with song on piano, I thought I was clever for basically rewriting “Heart and Soul” but with one different chord. I wrote it off as a genre experiment and omitted it from the Cornell “One Way” thesis concert altogether (This is actually the only song on the album that didn’t appear in the original thesis). But years later in New York, I found myself finger-picking the song on acoustic guitar, and that style lent itself to an early 60s ballad “This Boy” vibe. Singer Jenny Foughner and I came up with the idea to sing the whole song as a duet, rather than trading verses. And our drummer Fred and bassist Matt gave it the relaxed flavor of sitting in a hammock on a country day. By the time singer Joely Pittman started singing with us, I was surprised by the huge response this song was eliciting. What do I know.


Forgive me love

Ain’t hard to say I’m sorry

I don’t need much

But the comfort from your body

Now that you’ve left and gone away

There’s nothing left for me to say

But I’m sorry

Forgive me love

You were just a destination

And my vacant touch

Has sent you to the station

This room has never felt so small

Just waiting for someone to call

I’m sorry

I look out the window again

Well I should tell you I’ve been

Loving you for my own damn self

But come off the shelf

Ain’t it better than being alone?

Hear ‘Forgive Me Love” now at http://www.myspace.com/dannyrossmusic

Buy tickets now to the ‘Danny Ross Presents One Way’ Record Release Show Saturday September 12, 2009 with a 15-Piece Band and Orchestra at The St. Mark’s Church at https://dannyrossmusic.ticketleap.com/oneway

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