Even Now

from Making Space by Robby Baier

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The song was inspired by my mother, Sibylle Baier’s music, specifically her “go to” 3/4 rhythm and picking pattern. It was written in Episkopi, Hydra, Greece in 2013 on a Guitarlele, a tiny little guitar with nylon strings.
There are 2 electric bass tracks on this recording, both played by Brandon, one thumpy and one sustained. Kind of like something Carol Kaye (Wrecking Crew) would do.

In writing the song I am imagining a second floor apartment in a city, the sun streaming through the window. The apartment is in a state of moving, boxes and stuff piled up. The couple is splitting up and she is just about to leave, like a moment frozen in time, a story about these 5 minutes as she is getting ready to walk out the door. I like to do this while I am writing, imagine a very specific place, imagine their lives and why it might have led to a break up, the backstory. The stronger I build up this world in my head the easier the lyrics start to flow… Even now…

lyrics

There it is after the break up
The emptiness of the world
There you are fixing your makeup
Where will you go now my girl?

Smile, just before you go
You could let me know you remember
Even now the way we used to be
So lay your smile on me to remember
Even now

There they are my mixed emotions
Piled up in disarray
What does love and all this amount to
Show me as you walk away

And smile, just before you go
You could let me know you remember
Even now the way we used to be
So lay your smile on me to remember

Now that we stripped it away
This life we had together
Smile to remember that
I loved you

Even now just before you go
I’d like to let you know I remember
Even now, the way we used to be
And here’s a smile to say
I remember
Even now

credits

from Making Space, released March 12, 2021
Published by Robby Baier Music LLC

Robby Baier: Vocals, back-up vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Will Bryant: Rhodes and B3
Brendon Morrison: Bass
Lee Falco: Drums

Drums, percussion, bass, keys, fuzz and slide guitar recorded at Old Soul in Catskill, NY. Acoustic and electric guitar, vocals, back-up vocals, percussion recorded at Substation Studio in Lenox, MA

Produced by Robby Baier and Kenny Siegal. Basics and overdubs engineered by Kenny Siegal at Old Soul. Additional overdubs engineered by Robby Baier at SubStation Studio. Mixed by Mathew Cullen at Old Soul. Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NJ

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Robby Baier Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Songwriter, Producer, Creator

I record, produce and write alone, with bands, with friends, for films, for you, the universe and to stay sane.

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