“Deadweight” … it’s not the song i expected to have in the penultimate role, really. At first I was so convinced that “deadweight” was just some throw-away lyrics that i literally wrote it upside-down in the margins of a page with another song on it. You could hear that rhythm played a big part in the lyrics before i ever even know what the music was going to be like…. they have a certain kind of rise and fall to their layout. The riff couldn’t be simpler… C to Em, G to Asus, C to G, … all as simple as it gets. From the beginning i knew i liked it though, because it was explosive and loud and fun. I’m not quite sure what possessed Gina and i to have a collective go at it, as we typically avoid my faster songs, but we did, producing some lovely results. But, anyhow, at some point this year we had plenty of fast songs and so we started DeadWeight and just went into that holding patter over the chords until we were good and ready to get started, and away we went. And, that’s how it sounds now.