I always say my albums are snapshots in time – a picture of my life at the time I wrote the songs and/or made the recordings. . . .
So I was at the end of a relationship. And I have a hard time with endings. Hey – I’m a Cancer sign. I’m loyal and I love deep. It takes a lot for me to walk away. The only good thing I can say for myself is that when I am done, I am DONE. . . . but I digress.
I had decided I couldn’t fix what was going on so I would get out and try to explore my world. And I ended up a lot of Wednesday nights at Puffabelly’s in Old Town Spring. Davin James hosts a singer songwriter night there. He does a song swap with a multitude of songwriters. I’m not sure they were always glad to see me – my presence usually meant that the night that was supposed to end about 11 would continue til about 1am with Davin, whoever and I singing songs. And one night Davin shared this song with me that he had written from a female perspective. . . .
I will insert here that I get pitched quite a bit of songs. It’s totally cool and I do love hearing other people’s stuff. But my challenge is that I have so many original songs myself that it’s hard for me to be drawn strong enough to someone else’s song to give up a slot on my own album for their composition. . .
But when I heard this song, I knew I had to have it. Davin finished playing and I looked at him and said, “That’s my song.” Have you ever done that? Heard a song and just felt that it perfectly described and emoted what you were feeling inside? And that was this one. And anyone that heard it prior to recording said the same thing – “Great song”. And it just fit to be the first song on the album. . . .
It’s called “Nice Girl”. My favorite lines? The second verse:
“I was going crazy in that apartment cause I hate to be
I like music and people and it sure beats home sweet home.
There’s at least a thousand reasons if you’d like to start a list
Of what a nice girl like me is doin in a place like this.”
You know me – I love my Track Shack on Wednesday nights in Spring. But ya gotta go see Davin sometime. He’s a good songwriter, good singer and GREAT performer. He puts every ounce of his soul into what he does – doesn’t matter if it’s 3 people or 3000.
Thanks, Davin, for the tune.LISTEN to Nice Girl