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Wish I Knew You When (single)

Release Date: June 25, 2016
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The latest single from the upcoming What Blues May Come album. This song is an electric blues, with slide guitar accented throughout. Don’t let love pass you by when it’s in front of you, or thinking of who you are with when they were young, or reflecting on someone in another generation, or imagining a transcendent time with a true love that could be, or… anything you want it to be.

Dedicated to my mother, the girl I wish I knew when.

Gear: Teye El Torero electric guitar with custom wound Jason Lollar humbucker pickups, Gibson Les Paul Standard with Lindy Fralin pure PAF humbucker pickups, Marshall Plexi 1987x amplifier with Ben Fargen mods; Marshall 1960BX 4×12 cabinet with Celestion Greenback speakers; Orange AD30 class A amplifier; Orange 2×12 cabinet with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers; Fender Precision bass; Carvin MB15 bass amp; Gretsch Catalina Birch drums; Zildjian A Series cymbals.

No effects were used in the guitar signal chain or during the mixing of any track.

Mastered by Atomic Mastering

Also available to stream at Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify and Pandora.

Available Lyrics

Wish I Knew You When

Nothing left to be said from all that talking
No more to do than to just keep walking
I want to spend the rest of life
In the middle of that conversation

I’m on the outside looking in
At the day that’s already been
Because when I am all alone
(Oh Girl) I Wish I Knew You When

Take out your blue, blue dress
Put on your dancing shoes
We’re going out to fill the night
With a moon and a swing

I’m on the outside looking in
At the day that’s already been
Because when I am all alone
(Oh Girl) I Wish I Knew You When

I never caught your name
Even sturdy hearts / Can soon fall apart
A promise that lies awake
The sky is in front of us

Where the lips of the moon
Quench the night’s desires
All the words I heard from you
I just couldn’t shake

I’m on the outside looking in
At the day that’s already been
Because when I am all alone
(Oh Girl) I Wish I Knew You When

Not that it really mattered
We played in the sands / of time
Pictures of you remind me
The distance may cover us

I’m on the outside looking in
At the day that’s already been
Because when I am all alone
(Oh Girl) I Wish I Knew You When