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March 17, 2011 / John Sieger

Love Me Like You Did

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There are two kinds of writers, front-end guys like Keith Richards, who wake up with an idea in the middle of the night and sing “blah blah blah'” into a cassette recorder and then pass it on to their very industrious co-writers to finish. In that one single way, and that way only, I am like everybody’s favorite Stone. Unfortunately, my main songwriting partner Michael Feldman is also like that! We’re still adjusting to our striking similarities in the area of shirking responsibility. The other kind of writer likes to gnaw on a song for months or years—like my pal Phil Lee. He takes his time, but when his songs are done they are really done. They will walk up to you and punch you right in the stomach. Borrowing a page form the Phil Lee playbook, I started this one in the early nineties and just finished it—with his help. I had the riff and the chorus back then, but it needed a second part, so I came up with the slow part about fifteen years ago. I then got the superb tropics/catastrophic rhyme last fall, along with the rest of the first verse. Then it went to Phil, who did some superb gnawing on the concept and spat out a bunch of nonsense about blonds, brunettes and redheads. The rest is me and the extremely talented Reggie Bourdeax last week in my studio. P.S. I apologize for the drawing it was done after a very long day and late night!

© 2011 John Sieger/Phil Lee

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