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Seismic “Song Dissection” With: Ryan Granger of The Grizzled Mighty for Song ‘Fancy Wine

May 16, 2012

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.

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