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(If She Loves Somebody Else) Don't Tell Me Who

from Once and Over Again by Jeffrey Nordstrom

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So I tried to write a country song in 2001 or 2002. This is what it became. It's not a terrible story, I guess, but people tell me it gets repetitious. I guess that busy snare bit can get a little hard on the ears, but I still enjoy it. I'm really proud of the guitar solos; they're pleasantly conservative, and the bass line is pretty fun to play.

As I write this summary in 2014, I can't help but notice the snarky irreverence of the song's discussions with God, as well as God's nonsensical responses to the speaker's requests. I know I was annoyed at the way God always seems to say the things we want him to say, if we really demand an answer. He keeps his mouth shut, so we have to fill in the blanks. It's a good scapegoat for controversial decision-making.

I'd written the song to tap in to the God-talk of old gospel tunes. Considering the content, the tap-in's tenuous.


from Once and Over Again, released September 22, 2007
Jeffrey Nordstrom: vocals, guitars, bass, programming.


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