They Charge Like Warriors will be performing March 15 at El Corazon
A lot went into writing your favorite song, but how much do you really know about it? This week Justin Dines, vocalist and lead guitarist of Seattle Christian-Metal five-piece They Charge Like Warriors, delves into playing with tempo changes, the pain of losing a loved one and the band's best show in Seattle.
Song: "A Perfect Day To Walk Through A Graveyard"
Release Date: August 5th, 2011
When it was written: June 2011
Where it was written: Joes Studio in Roy, WA
Favorite line in the song: "We have all lost someone, some of us carry
burdens of things left unsaid, it all seems unfair. There will come a day when crying and sadness will be no more."
Which part was the hardest to come up with: I think the hardest thing
for us to come up with in this song was just getting the song to flow right. We all had so many ideas for it.
Odd fact about song: I think this song was the first song we wrote that incorporated tempo changes throughout. We had written an entire EP before Harvested and we wanted to add more dynamics to our music.
What was your inspiration for writing the song: I think what inspired us the most was just seeing people that were hurting because they had lost a loved one. It's something everyone goes through and it's never easy. So we wanted to write a song to let them know that they're not alone.
When was your favorite time performing it live: Oh man, I think the best time we played it was in Seattle at Studio Seven and at certain parts in the song people were screaming the lyrics with us. It was really cool to see, and the energy was just great.
What is the meaning behind the song: This song is about how everyone loses loved ones at some point in their lives and it always seems unfair. We always have things we wish we could say to them, whether it's saying I love you to them one more time or that you appreciate them. This song was written to say that we will see our loved ones again in a better place.