Anytime I’m asked to play my favorite song its always one of two. “Amazing Grace,” or Travis Tritt “Anymore.” And I often don’t know which it is that day until my hands just start doing it. In my mind and heart they’re the same song and ultimately say the same thing. If you write down the lyrics and put them side by side you’ll see a soul struggling with an unbearable burden, and praying thanks that the time to lay it down is now. Example;
“I once was lost but now I’m found was blind but now I see.”
“My heart can’t take the beating of not having you to hold. My tears are no longer waiting, my resistance ain’t that strong. My mind keeps recreating a life with you alone, and I’m tired of pretending that I don’t love you anymore.”
My cousin played bass in Travis’s band as a kid and I went to several of Travis’s shows. Looking back now I can see how lucky I was to get that up close injection of wildly visual talent that without, I might not have had the nerve and courage to chase the dream of making music.
It was a pretty good example of how to be and how much you had to give the crowd in order to make lifelong fans and friends. Everything. You give everything.