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"I Wont Make You Feel Romantic" is written to solicit a feeling of rebelliousness. 

I played a wedding a bit ago and toward the end of the night there was an overwhelming insistence from the crowd to play a less than politically correct song written and made famous by Tenacious D. It being one of my favorite songs (and after a glance around to see that all of the children had gone to sleep) I was happy to oblige. If you do not know the song to which I am referring, suffice it to say that Jack Black gets across a rather sweet message in an abruptly and obnoxious manner, wrought with foul language and vulgar depictions of prurient interest - hilariously awesome. 

So, after I finish with the tasty licks, one of the elder gentlemen came up to me and said, "I can't believe you just played that." I, being particularly jovial in that moment (as was EVERYONE else), thought he was kidding and asked, "Are you serious?" He didn't like that and told me, "You should be ashamed of yourself." He then walked off in a huff...

I suppose a sense of humor is one of my most valued traits in a person. Anyway, the chorus of "I Won't Make You Feel Romantic" arose out of this otherwise lovely evening. When you realize that there will always be someone who is perpetually unhappy its really liberating. You can look at them and say, "There is nothing I can do that would make you happy, so I am just going to do what I do, and not give a rats ass about how you feel." Take offense if you like, but just because you have no sense of levity, you are not going to bring me down too. 

So the song was born out of that moment.... however when I write songs I also let segues do some of the storytelling. It may seem strange but I do not often finish a song in one sitting. Therefore many different thoughts, emotions, and current events affect what I say in my music. When I wrote the song it was during the BP oil spill. The awful and regretful reminder of how we all get to work in the morning. I really do hold a place in my heart for all of the people affected by the tragedy, and for those who responded to the call for help. So during the first few weeks of the spill there was an interview with the BP CEO Tony Hayward and he said something to the effect of, "I just want my life back." I thought that was so deplorable, that I wanted to finish the sentence and publish the things he really wanted to say. 

Overall the song is meant to instill a sense of 'Fuck You'.... because I suppose we all feel like that sometimes.... don't you?