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From Indian Lakes will be performing June 24 at El Corazon
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Tell Me About That Song: Joey Vannucchi, Vocalist of Alt-Band From Indian Lakes

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From Indian Lakes will be performing June 24 at El Corazon
A lot went into writing your favorite song, but how much do you really know about it? This week Joey Vannucchi, lead singer of Yosemite Valley, Calif. alt-band From Indian Lakes, delves into his first recording experience, the interpretation of art and how he never dreamt while growing up.

Song: "We Never Dream"

Album: The Man With Wooden Legs

Release Date: December 19, 2009

When it was written: Early 2009

Where it was written: At my Parents home in O Neals, CA

Favorite line in the song: "How can i dream again?"

Which part was the hardest to come up with: Definitely the first verse. I wanted to write a melody and a chord progression that wouldn't be easily copied after a single listen. I spent forever working out the timing and the syllables and the notes, and then repeating them and matching them again for the second line. I try to come up with complex rhymes where almost every word of each line of every verse rhymes. Things like that are not always noticed by the listener but I think it matters.

If you could go back and change anything, what would it be: I would probably try to do something a little more interesting with the ending. It's my least favorite part.

Odd fact about song: I had never been in a studio before and when I went in there to sing, it was the only song that we had to sort of shift all of the melodies down a bit so that I could actually sing it. I hadn't really developed my voice as much and I wrote everything really high pitched. So originally it sounded pretty different. I'm so glad it was changed.

What was your inspiration for writing the song: I don't really dream at all, and that sort of inspired the title and the whole vibe of the song. When I was growing up I thought everyone was making up these detailed dreams they were having because I had never really dreamt about much, and that somehow over hundreds of years it became normal for people to invent these incredible stories that they "dreamt" up, but no one could ever prove that they weren't happening because we cant be in each others brains so it's normal and they don't even realize they are making most of it up. That sort of idea opened up a lot of different topics that are similar in some ways.

When was your favorite time performing it live: Once we were in Bakersfield, Calif., which isnt that far from where we are from, but we had never played there until last year, and I remember during that song people were getting on top of each other and trying to get up to my microphone and screaming the words. Basically they were all being very "rock 'n roll" and up until that point I would have never thought that song could induce that sort of vibe at a show. You never know how fans will react I guess.

What is the meaning behind the song: For me, this song was about a lot of regret, and trying to figure out how to move on and go into the situations I had before but see them in a different way. I feel that this song can mean a lot of different things, though. I have heard a million different explanations from people. I personally don't believe in telling people what they are supposed to take from a song as far as what it means. I believe that art is interpreted by everyone differently and each interpretation is as important as the rest.

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