Behind The Song Pt. 2 ~ Sunday Driving

 

Welcome to the second post of our Socially Distant Storytellers Series! We recorded the entire record with Earle Mankey at his Psychedelic Shack in T.O. It was an honor and privilege to get to work with him once again! The recording was mastered by Guy Martin at Black Couch Studios, who is always a pro! The second track off the record is Sunday Driving. Take a listen and enjoy the story! We’d love to hear your feedback and answer any questions you have in the comments! Stay safe friends and enjoy your Monday evening!

SUNDAY DRIVING 

Left for California on a Monday 

Said she had to head out west 

Never kept to a schedule 

Yeah, but she tried her best 

Yeah, but she tried her best 

They were Sunday driving on a Tuesday afternoon. 

Where tomorrow, always comes too soon. 

Buried it deep between the pages 

Set it high up on the shelf 

Sometimes things all get blown to hell 

you know he told her so himself 

you know he told her so himself 

They were Sunday driving on a Tuesday afternoon. 

Where tomorrow, always comes too soon 

Wednesday found her lying 

Parked her car outside the door 

Curtains fell behind her 

She let it all fall to the floor 

Let it all fall to the floor 

They were Sunday driving on a Tuesday afternoon. 

Where tomorrow, always comes too soon 

They were Sunday driving on a Tuesday afternoon. 

Where tomorrow, always comes too soon 

Where tomorrow always comes to soon

Sunday Driving

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Behind the Music: 

I remember a few different writing sessions working on this one. The first being one of our many backyard writing sessions, where Robert introduced the song to me by playing the signature opening lick on his guitar. Always keeping the wise words of Earle Mankey in our heads....”where’s the hook?”, we knew this was it. Robert had an idea about a woman either running from or to something (we still aren’t sure, you can interpret as you like) and had the first two lines, “left for California on a Monday. She said she had to head out West”. The next couple of sessions we bounced thoughts and lyrics back and forth weaving the rest of the tale and arranging echoing vocals in the style of the Mamas & the Papas (the latest listening obsession). This is a fun one to perform live, channeling our best Michelle, Cass, John and Denny! 

Geek Tech Notes: 

Two acoustic guitars panned left/right. Epiphone EJ200 in standard tuning, Takamini dreadnaught in Nashville tuning. 

Fender Telecaster Thinline 69 Reissue > Strymon Flynt/Tremolo > J. Rockett Designs > Archer > 1965 Fender Blackface Reverb Deluxe 

Guitars, Robert Ramirez 

Bass, Cary Von Gott

Guitar Tracking for Sunday Driving

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