Hello my friends! As many of you know...I write songs for myself...but I also write songs that other artists can sing too! This song was written with my friends Tammy and Troy. I wrote this song back in the summer when I had just come back from my honeymoon in Napa and Sonoma. Because I had just spent a week drinking good wine, I wanted to write a song called 'Wine Down." My co-writer Tammy rightly said it would probably end up being a lot of wine puns and metaphors (and I mean, I love a good wine metaphor!) if we used that title. So, we changed the title to "Wind Down."
We wrote this song for a guy to sing to his wife when she comes home from a long day at work. I personally like writing songs for a guy to sing because I'm a girl, and I know what I would like to be sung to me! The three of us put our heads down and wrote this song and I love how it turned out! Troy, our sole man songwriter, sang the demo of this.
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Wind Down by Erica Bryan, Troy Castellano, and Tammy Jacobs
V. Baby you're getting home so late tonight
Been swimming all day in deadlines and red lights
Look at those high heels, they can't be doing you right
Just take em off, take em off, sit down awhile
C. Baby, let me help you wind down
Don't do anything, just let your hair out
I'll pour the chardonnay while you talk about
Your long day, it's ok, i'm gonna make everything right
Honey, wind down with me tonight
V. So you say you got caught in the rain
Dealing all afternoon with mistakes, headaches
Get wrapped in my arms, I'll make it ok
Forget it all, forget it all,
Let's drift away
B. Tonight I'm gonna let you catch your breath, but only halfway
because baby what you need is for me to take it away
Well, this past weekend we wrapped up our Fall Tour. It got me reminiscing about all the shows we've played this past year, and how we found ourselves doing a lot of things we never thought we would!
For example, I played at a local pageant! There wasn't much room in the auditorium, so we ended up waiting backstage when we weren't playing. Billy felt really weird being surrounded by only young girls, and tried to stay as close to me as possible. Billy and I were originally scheduled to play transition music between the age groups, but at one point in the pageant, the judges needed to see the girl's again. So, they had Billy and I come out and play songs while the girl's waved and walked across the stage. I'm not sure they thought they would make their last entrance to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off," but that's what we played!
Another day, we played at something called "Mule Day Jam." I was told there would be hundreds of mules everywhere. To be honest, I wasn't even sure what a mule was--and I'm actually still not sure, because there were no mules at this show. Apparently Mule Day was about 20 minutes down the road and, instead, we played at a car dealership. So...we never saw any mules, but that doesn't mean we didn't have fun!
Now I'm gonna be real with you--some of the best experiences we've had playing this year is playing in our own basement and streaming it online. It's weird, because I still get nervous jitters when we go "live" while streaming, but there's no one physically watching the show. But, the responses from everyone watching online is always so great and I love being able to reach out to listeners across the globe!
We've played for crowds of hundreds...and we've played for crowds of just my parents. But either way, every year is full of experiences that I never would have dreamed of.
Now that my shows are done, I'm busy recording my EP (that may become a full album...because...well...I have too many songs for an EP). I can't wait to go on tour next year to promote the new record, and will eagerly await our new experiences to come! Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows and/or watched the shows online. As always, I couldn't do it without you!
Sometimes I think I'm crazy. But sometimes, I think I know exactly what I'm doing.