Travis: “Some Sad Song” from 12 Memories

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Travis: 12 Memories

Fran Healy’s notes on the song, taken from the Travis website ( “The hidden track of the album. This is the first song I wrote on piano. My A&R man Andy Mac got me a Steinway Baby Grand for my 27th birthday and it sat in storage until I had some space to give it a home. Then it sat in my room until I found some time to sit down and play it, so it wasn’t until last year that I finally got to it. A good A&R gift. Andy is one of the last great A&R men. Anyway, this song is about my problems with the Catholic church and with authority in general. In the church, one day you’ll get hurt. The cornerstone of the Catholic faith is that if you’re good you’ll get into heaven. Whatever happened to just being good without payback? And all this child abuse stuff! And confessions, come on! I would smell the priest’s alcohol breath through the confessional and wonder what it was. Catholic guilt is awful. Just be good and love life. Jesus! Now he had the right idea. They just kept the name and changed the flavour. Much like everything these days.”

How to find it: Play through the last track

Submitted by: vic vega, Melissy

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