Ep. 37: Song Challenge with Archie Crisanto “That’s The Truth”

This week on the show, I’m excited to have as my first guest, a very good friend of mine, Archie Crisanto. We recently got together and challenged ourselves to write and record a song out of thin air. The topic we drew to base the song on was “having someone mistake you for someone else.” In the audio, you’ll hear our conversation in writing the song (with the boring parts edited out) followed by the finished, produced song at the end.

For the recording, I laid down vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, and percussion. Archie sang, played lead guitar, and piano. We settled on the title “That’s The Truth.”

Lyrics:
I heard that you shot 10 men yesterday
You took a sip of whiskey and than you walked away
Yeah that was you, that was you

I think you got your story wrong you haven’t got a clue
I was praying in the church and not in the saloon
I think that you’ve been drinking, and that’s the truth

They said the killer had black hair, but maybe I don’t know
You must have been the murderer, the preacher told me so
Yeah that was you, that was you

The preacher is a liar, I was sitting in the pews
When I hear the pistol fire I was shaking in my boots
But on my honor as a thief I swear this is the truth
I raided the collection plate and then I fled the room
I may not be a perfect man but I swear I did not shoot

Why must you tell lies
I can see it in your eyes
Denying everything you can
I’m not the one you think I am
And that’s the truth

You’re bleeding from a bullet wound, blood dripping down your back
You’re story isn’t adding up so how you ‘count for that
Yeah that was you, that was you

Well I stepped out of the chapel door, I heard the voice of God
The preacher shot me in the back cuz he knew he’d been robbed
I stumbled out into the bar, I thought it was the end
And with the money I just stole, Next rounds on me my friends
I swear that that’s the truth, I begging on my knees
If you’re gonna hang me from my neck, one more shot of whiskey please.

Why must you tell lies
I can see it in your eyes
Denying everything you can
I’m not the one you think I am
And that’s the truth

Download “That’s The Truth (feat. Archie Crisanto)” on Bandcamp

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