It really sums up who I am as a guy, you know? If you really want to know what it would be like to be alone in a room with me after I’m done ‘being on,’ that’s kind of what that song feels like to me. You know, I deal with a lot of worry in my life, a lot of unnecessary worry. I think everybody does, and it’s a song that I’ve given to myself. I think most songs, you give to other people, you give to the world, and this just so happens to be one of those songs that’s come back to serve myself.
A lot of songs that I write are about not knowing and being lost and feeling cornered, ‘Clarity’ is about a feeling that doesn’t even last as long as a song does. [About] every once in a while, when everything lines up … you know, ‘I got extra on my paycheck, I got Monday off, and this girl loves me.’ It’s kind of like waking up to that for a minute. I’m an a–hole because I don’t have enough fun with myself. I take myself too seriously a lot of the time and so ‘Clarity’ is my reminder to myself — ‘Dude … you don’t even say “dude” enough. Just say “dude” every once in a while and don’t worry about it.’