Behind the Music
The Story - Last One Standing
I've been really pushing my song "Last One Standing" since it released and I haven't given much background on it or what made me write it. Part of my reason for that is because I believe music is just as subjective as it is objective. By that, I mean every song is different for every person even though it may have been written with one single message or meaning by the author. So I like to wait on sharing any back stories for music from my point of view because I like to hear others' takes on it. So now that you've heard the song and have had some time to put your own feelings into it, I'd like to share where the song truly came from and the meaning it has for me.
I have a very strong bond with all my friends. We have a close knit group that tries to stick together as best as possible. One of those friends and I started dating a while back. I wanted to do something very special for him and I couldn't think of a better way to tell him how I felt. So I used music. "Last One Standing" was his Christmas/birthday present. It started out as a love song.
But it has since taken on a different meaning as well. About a week after recording L.O.S., he and I decided to end the relationship. Our friendship has proven to be stronger and we have remained friends. I still mean every word I wrote for him, but I now realize that I wrote that for not just him but all my dearest friends. After all, they've been there for me through thick and thin and I don't think anything could change my loyalty to them. So in reality, I really wouldn't mind being the last one standing with any of them. It would be my honor after all we've been through.
So now that you know my story behind "Last One Standing," what is your story for it? Who do you think of when you hear the song?
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