in the bleachers

at the bleachers concert jack told us (i’m paraphrasing here) “a lot of bleachers’ music is taking sad ideas and sad lyrics and putting them to happy sounding music and turning them into something that we can all celebrate. but right now i want to play this song for you the way i first wrote it. you know my bedroom out there? [his tour bus] i was sitting on that bed, and i had this low note playing on my keyboard there, and i wrote this song, and before i added all the extra stuff it sounded like this.” and then he played “like a river runs” with just a single continuous low note going on the keyboard and his electric guitar strumming cords and a single light on him as he sang a slow acoustic version and it was. one of the most beautiful moments of my life.