"I told myself that if this time next year - and I gave two specific venues - if this time next year we play the Electric Factory in Philadelphia and Best Buy Theater in New York, then we’ve made it as far as we have to make it. And a year has passed, and we’re playing both."
(…. and they sold out both, too, in Nov 2012.
Also, I was there at both.)
"How hard was that ["Ten"] to write?"
Well, it's taken me a really long time to write it. I kind of actually enjoyed taking the Ben FOlds route on this one, in saying that "you get it".
It was really tough to write, and I hope it's a song that provides closure for people who hear it and have been through something like that and as it has done for me in writing it, but it's not something that I feel that I need or owe it to anyone to go out and spell out the story line by line of what happened. It's pretty spelled out in the lyrics. It's not just for me, it's for people who have also had experiences...