Gabe Reasoner

Upstaged

Gabe Reasoner
Upstaged

Upstaged
by Careful Gaze

We wrote this one basically around the breakdown riff because we originally were going to use it for Glue and then realized it didn’t fit. I was insistent that we needed to write something that could feature Preston’s breakdown riff - so we created this. The first demo of this song was Preston playing guitar and me screaming over it, with nothing else happening. Needless to say, it improved a lot. This is one of my favorites musically.

The beginning lyric says it all -

There are some days I truly feel that I just need to be destroyed and rebuilt as a person. There is one person that has been with me for more of those times than anyone else. This song is inspired by my wife, and the memories we’ve shared together.

We’ve been through a great deal of life together. When I doubt myself and whether or not pursuing music is worth it, she has always been there to reassure me. When we had recently moved to MN and I gave myself a pretty bad concussion while loading gear in after a show.

Everything kind of culminated at once and I found myself questioning whether or not our move was worth it, my music pursuits are worth it, if we can “make it” in a new and unfamiliar place, etc. She sat with me and we talked about why everything we were doing was worth it. I realized that as long she/others close to me believe in me, I think I can manage to do so as well.

Sometimes home isn’t built easily, but it is still worth building.

Very thankful for her.

-Gabe