Chris's comments for
Early Morning Hours


Message of song:

This song describes feelings of longing and loneliness I often had in the middle of the night, in the “early morning hours.” R Band started every practice session and every live show with this song, even though it was not in the songbook we handed out to the audience.

How it was written:

This song was written in the Spring of 1994 on the bike trail beside Interstate 80 between Fairfield and Cordelia while riding my 10-speed bicycle to Solano Community College five days a week.

Musical notes:

This song is in the key of E: riffing on second fret with lead notes on twelfth fret. There is interesting timing of the guitar's bass notes and open strings in the chorus.