lifeblood: songs: background: power of two


emily saliers quote from 1994-02-18: unknown source:

" 'the power of two,' is just - it's a love song. it's really - it's about hope in the face of the - things that you have to face. what people go through to try and make a relationship work. you know, about fear of commitment and yet it all their childhood fears about love too, the monster beneath your bed and things like that, and the ghosts in your head and it's all about overcoming those things and it's just a very sweet, hopeful love song. it's pretty simple."

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" 'power of two' is a pure and simple love song. it's a hopeful song. it's about a relationship and what you overcome, your own hangups that you overcome in order to make it work. and it's very simple musically too. and that's the one that we had shake sing on, the gospel singer. which turned out really well. and we had a little bit of harmonica on there and did a couple of different things."

emily saliers quote from 1994-xx-xx: swamp ophelia, epic press release:

"a straightforward love song with a little groove to it. i found those chords and liked the progression, and i wrote it very quickly. amy and i learned it and we didn't change it in the studio, except we got shake anderson to sing on it. i heard shake opening up for another artist at a gig in nashville, just him on guitar and another guy on sax. he had this deep, booming, soulful voice that really brought out the r&b fanatic in me."


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