Well, You've Got My Attention

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This is the oldest Wavorly "b-side." It was originally a Freshmen15 song, and we played it countless times before we were signed and later changed the band name. Mark Stuart and Will McGinniss both loved the chorus of this song, but didn't really "get" the rest of the song. It's totally understandable...We were a pop-punk band in a local scene full of hardcore/metal/whatever-core bands just trying to stay relevant. And there you have it; tons of parts and changes. It's also one of the first songs that I wrote lyrics for the band ("Madmen" being the first.) "Madmen," "Time I Understood," and "Well..." were all written around the same time; we were just college kids trying to figure out God, girls, and how to be in band. This song came from the same place as "Time I Understood," except more from my perspective. I believe that either Dan or Dave wrote the chorus to the song. Dan was our original lead guitarist, and he was great at adding vocal and guitar harmony parts to the songs. He left the band way back when, to pursue college a little further and chase after some girl. The whole girl thing didn't work out, but he became an incredible country music writer and eventually landed a publishing deal with a company in Nashville. He's around town here somewhere, and we see him from time to time. Definitely not enough.
-Matt

lyrics

Outside looking in on
what I think I should be.
All that I'm secure in is my
insecurity (is what's killing me.)
Is what's killing me!
Is it wrong to question,
when God takes back the best one?
You took my favorite to make me desperate.

Oh, oh
When I hear you speak to me,
it can't be put 'to words.
And I never want to leave.

Everything falls away at your word.

What's left for me now?
My throat is parched, I've fallen down.
Weighed down by my shame,
no one left but me to blame.

Is it wrong to question
when God takes back the best one?
I'll search for your intentions, and
you'll get my full attention.

Oh, oh
When I hear you speak to me,
it can't be put 'to words.
And I never want to leave.

Everything falls away at your word.

Oh, oh
When I hear you speak to me,
it can't be put 'to words.
And I never want to leave.

You have done what's best for me.
...Took away and made me free.

Oh, oh
When I hear you speak to me,
it can't be put 'to words.
And everything is beautiful.

credits

from Something Like Fiction: The Lost Album​(​s), released January 15, 2013
2005 Dave Stovall, Matt Lott, Dan Isbell, Trey Hill

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