Song Commentary

I Should Know Better By Now

Written by
Becky Baxter / Conal O’Donoghue / Shauna McGarrity / John McNulty / Dan O’Donoghue 

A song about a failure in love; a song about emotional struggles; a song about searching for love.

This is a work-in-progress. Originally conceived as a traditional twelve bar blues number, it tells the story of a series of failed relationships and attempts to find love … and all the different games that have been played and the contortions assumed over a period of time: a song about a failure in love, a song about emotional struggles and a song about searching for love.

We have not given up on the song, but it has never quite reached a stage where we are satisfied with it. Our first attempts in rehearsal resulted in a song that was over 11 minutes in length (!) which we knew would never work but which also included some fabulous laid-back blues soloing from Conal. We worked on it and managed to reduce it to around 7 minutes … and even played it live a couple of times … but it still wasn’t right to our ears and it seemed that the message was getting lost.

So, for now, we have pulled the song out of our repertoire and earmarked it for further attention and revision in future. That means there is no video or audio clip provided here (at least until we complete the revisions). Having said that, we all believe in this song and know that it is just a matter of time and some hard work before we get it to the point where it can be launched on the public as a song about a failure in love, a song about emotional struggles and a song about searching for love.

As you have found your way here anyway, why not check out some of other songs (which have video and/or audio clips available)? For example, similar themes form part of “Love Hate”, “I Promise You” and “Kick in the Teeth”.

Conal, Becky, and John

The Band

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