I Gave Up
I think I started working on this song in late 2010 but other than the riff and the chorus, I didn’t have much. Originally, I was only playing the second half of the riff as the whole chorus. As I played around with it, I noticed that I’d naturally sing the lines differently as I went into them. So I changed the chords underneath and it all came together pretty quickly after that. I worried over the arrangement a bit and wondered about making up a bridge but just felt like, no, this is all it needs. So I polished it up in January of 2011.