Take it back to the Continuum record. Something about that album. Who can tell why certain things just [clicks tongue]. It's the Continuum record. I'd rather have one record everybody agrees on as being the record they all like the most, or that the majority of people like the most, than have everybody go, "I'm undecided, they're all very poor. I'm undecided, you know, it's hard to pick a least favorite. They're all so substandard."
You know? We have all ears going to one record. We have six, I guess, and that's an exciting thing, and we rejoice in that. There's a song from that record, it goes like this.
This next song is off of the Paradise Valley record. I'm a big fan of playing one [cover] song, maybe, [one] record that moves me, and maybe deep down inside I always wished was mine. And maybe it's a little self-indulgent that I like to put it on the record and make myself feel like it's my song. It's by the great J.J. Cale. It's a song called "Call Me the Breeze," and I think it's very apropos for this band that's now been [to] how many cities in two weeks? How many countries, cities? It's been pretty incredible. And so we're gonna think about those words while we play this song.
And if you don't know the song, maybe you can just get into the vibe. I can see there's many people moving. I like my movers. It means a lot to me when people start [moving]—cause you know what it means? It means you're not holding a phone. No one's ever—[mimes dancing while looking at a phone]—you can't do that! If everybody's dancing, nobody's judging.
[Plays "Call Me the Breeze"]
This is a song about thinking about, and, I don't know if you'd say looking for your first love, but trying to track down your first love from many years ago, to see if "it" was ever real. If you were ever real. If your memories are really memories or if they're some sort of, like, compacted misunderstanding you have with yourself over twenty years. Just a little bit of getting the launch sequence wrong in your head every day for twenty years, cause you actually dreamed it. Cause you were actually just being a piece of shit, but somehow you live with the idea that you're all right. And could you track someone down and say, like, I'm all right, right? Cause you would have known me at the very, sort of, most nascent part of my life. But then people get married, and their husbands don't necessarily like it when rock stars come knocking on the door. So you stay away. I tend to stay away. I don't call myself a rock star but if her husband were to open up the door and—"there's a rock star in the driveway." [Laughs]
You guys are great. This is a song I love very much and I hope you do too. I'm at an age now, I'm just gonna be honest, I'll tell you when I hit it and when I don't. I love this song. I love playing this song, I love everything about this song. I learned a lot from this song, because when I wrote this song I thought it was nothing. And then it sort of grew. It had a lot of space in it that became something very meaningful to me. It goes like this, it's called "Dear Marie."