Little Did You Know [single]

by Parachute Musical

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Originally written by Josh on guitar, there was a little concern upfront about how we’d pull this tune off live. It’s a delicate song with lyrics softly sung over a fingerpicked acoustic guitar. First, Ben came up with a great drum part that lent perfectly to the fingerpick style. Then we had Andrew move to keys and Tom to bass, leaving Josh on guitar. Now, a little out of our comfort zone, we began to look at the song in a different way. It finally seemed to come together. So, back in January at the No Comfort release show we played it for the first time, with friends Russ Pahl on pedal steel (one of Nashville’s absolute best steel players) and Brooke Waggoner singing background vocals. We liked how it came across so much that we decided to record it.

Weeks later, we found ourselves in Russ Pahl (Willie Nelson, Elton John) and Billy Sanford’s (Roy Orbison, Don Williams) home studio, who were gracious enough to let us come track the song. We kept the same instrumentation in the studio as how it was played live. Russ laid down some amazing steel playing on the tune, as you’ll hear. Thanks to him not only for his playing, but also for the studio usage and production help!

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released August 3, 2010

Written by Josh Foster

Produced by Russ Pahl & Parachute Musical
Recorded at Sanford & Son studio in Nashville, TN
Mixed by Derek Garten
Mastered by Shelley Anderson
Artwork by Will McHenry

Josh Foster - vocals/guitar
Tom Gilbert - bass/vocals
Andrew Samples - keys/vocals
Ben Jacoby - drums
Russ Pahl - pedal steel

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Kill It Cut It Down: The abandonment of old ways; leaving behind the safe and familiar to embrace something new.

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Track Name: Little Did You Know
You peek your head from under the sheets, unwilling to greet the day
I had this thought we’d sleep 'til three but I fool myself a lot
Has all this work we’ve done just to forget one another all been in vain

You wipe the sleep out of your eyes; you stretch then brush your teeth
I had this thought you’d stay awhile but just who was I kidding, you always leave you’re a
Fleeting traveling thought that never seems to stay in one place

Little did you know I’ve been watching you dance around the room like you’re thirteen
You’re trying to play it cool with your cards to your chest but I see what’s up your sleeve

You’re out the door its slam wakes me up and it seems this was all a dream
They’re getting more real almost everyday so why can’t I just stay awake and give us both the
Opportunity to find someone and
In the process learn we’re not the only
People who’re in need of our affection that’s
Been through fire now here’s its resurrection

Little did you know I’ve been watching you dance around the room like you’re thirteen
You’re trying to play it cool with your cards to your chest but I see what’s up your sleeve

Yeah I see what’s up your sleeve