Seismic “Song Dissection” With: Ryan Granger of The Grizzled Mighty for Song ‘Fancy Wine
So this is really the song that started The Grizzled Mighty, and was probably the first full song I ever wrote. I was having a rough go at it when I wrote this song. My car was busted, I had been laid off, and I couldn’t find work for the life of me. I was broke as shit, and to top it off I just got dumped for another guy. Normally I would have crawled inside a bottle and drank my face off for a few weeks, but that requires enough money to buy at least a bottle of whiskey… which I didn’t have. So instead I spent a lot of hours in my basement alone, playing guitar.
The song itself is pretty up-beat, but if you listen to the lyrics, it’s a hater song. “Don’t need your memories. I sold all your things” is very literal. I was tired of looking at my ex’s stuff; still at my house while she was traveling around with her new boyfriend. So the next day I took all of it to a pawn shop, and sold it. I finally had enough money to buy that bottle of whiskey. After drinking about half the bottle, I started calling up some of her friends to see if I could get one of them to come over… I called many of them, failure was not an option. I spent most of the next day depressed and hung over. The last of the money was used on a pack of Parliaments, a bag of weed, and a six pack of Pabst. Then I retreated to my basement to find the only solace I had left-my guitar. ‘Fancy Wine’ was finished four beers later.
Catch The Grizzled Mighty with Dead Ships Sailing and Sugar Sugar Sugar at the Crocodile, Thursday May 17th 2012.