By Jim Fusco:
Welcome to another “Original Wendesday” edition of The Laptop Sessions! I hope this once-a-week treatment is becoming a favorite of yours, because we truly believe our original tunes can stand alongside the other major-label bands’ songs we play on the music video blog.
If you want to hear any of our original music, make sure to visit the websites of Jim Fusco (me), Chris Moore, Jeff Copperthite, and our band (with Mike Fusco) Masters of the Universe.
Today, I bring you a “classic” Jim Fusco tune from the epic album, “My Other Half”. This album is a unique concept where it takes you on a journey from the beginning to the end of a relationship. How did I get my inspiration? Well, I lived through it and wrote a song each step of the way. I didn’t do it on purpose- it just happened. Strong emotions always make me want to write.
I’ve never had trouble coming up with tunes for my songs. I’ve always had them floating around, waiting to be written out. The trouble I have sometimes is coming up with something substantial enough to write about. That’s why you’ll notice many of my songs are about some sort of big event or emotional period in my young life.
During the days of the “My Other Half” album, relationships were so new to me- I wanted to write about every facet of them. That’s probably why I ended up with over 25 tracks…
Nowadays, things (as far as relationships go, at least) have definitely settled down. I’m happy, but comfortable, too. So, you’ll notice that the songs off of my upcoming album (who knows when that will come out…) are mostly about when something or someone bothered me in some way. I think you can learn a lot about me, my life, and my emotions by listening to my albums in order.
This song was written in one night with another song that I’ll be bringing to you next Original Wednesday in three weeks. I was in a very bad mood back in January of my senior year in high school. I knew my first ever relationship was going to end, but it hadn’t yet. I didn’t want it to because ANYTHING was better than being alone at that point. But, I didn’t know when things were going to happen.
Isn’t it funny to have those moments when you know something is going to happen, you can’t stop it, but you’re not sure when it’s all going to come to pass? Well, that’s how I felt then, and it ended up in a simple, yet heartfelt song.
I think some may think this is a kind of “suicide-song”. It isn’t and was never meant to be. “The end” that I speak of is the end of the relationship, not my life. And for that matter, if I ever felt that way, I wouldn’t end my life- I would continue living just to get back at all the people that made me so miserable in the first place! 🙂
Okay, enough of the explanation: get to watching this video! I hope you enjoy it. I’ll be on the “cover song” track on Saturday with another great tune from Paul McCartney. Stay tuned to the best music blog on Earth!