Comfortable Things

(Lyrics | Chords)

The Story
There's no particular story here. You can guess who the narrator is. It's just about feeling like I'm too set in my ways-- things seem too routine. There's always so much I could do that I'm not doing.

The Song
There are a couple of things I really like about this song. First, I really like the metaphor of my life as my leather jacket. Yes, it looks kinda run-down. The lining's ripped. But I've been wearing it so long that it fits me perfectly. And that comfortable feeling may be a little too comfortable...

The other thing is the chords. This is my first fast song to use the sort of chords I used in The Ember and Pickup Battery Holder. But it sounds like a simple song. And really, it is. Just one with slightly fancier chords.

Finally, I'm doing a bit of a lick between chorus and verse. I think that's a first for me. So the technique thing is fun too. Right now, it's just on the edge of what I can play, which is my favourite way of writing songs.

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