It's a song about my mom, who passed away November 21, 2010. She was a lovely lady. She loved the world and loved knowing everything she could about it. There's a ton of inside jokes in it her & I shared; the most prosaic one would probably be the final lines in the track... her and I had this conversation once about how cliche it is for movies to show that scene when an important character dies, and all of the sudden, BAM! Rain. It's mega cliche, right? Well, not even ten minutes after I watched my mom give her last breath, I went outside for a cigarette... and down it came. It was raining like fucking crazy. I stopped crying for a bit to laugh, and that's when I knew she was still gonna be with me for the long haul. So yeah. 11-21-10 is a song for my mom, and I hope she likes it.
I've got this ringing in my ear, it's a reminder of the fear that I don't wanna wake up in the morning without you. So sing me, just sing me back to sleep, and I'll dream of days where you were standing here. Sing a song so soft, so sweet, so soothing to my ear. You couldn't be, you shouldn't be any further from here. Sing a song so soft, so sweet, so soothing to my ear. You've always been, you'll always be, my favorite year. Do you remember all the days that you would take me out to cities that I had never been to? When we watched the Sixth Sense, it made you cry, and in that moment, it made me know how much you cared (about everything) about everyone (about the ones you love) about nothing at all. Sing a song so soft, so sweet, so soothing to my ear. You couldn't be, you shouldn't be any further from here. Sing a song so soft, so sweet, so soothing to my ear. You've always been, you'll always be my favorite year. Well tell me, mom... how much did you laugh when you saw the circumstances of 11-21-10?
released January 18, 2012
Jed Bookout - Vocals
David Fajardo - BG Vocals
Vincent Beigel - BG Vocals
JohnPaul Barrientos - Guitar/BG Vocals
Engineered by Ryan Longmore on an iPhone at the Fajardo Sex Lounge.