This is a sponsored post in conjunction with the One2One Network. All opinions are my own. A deeper look into the Whole Damn Mess lyrics and inspiration. #WholeDamnMess
Hello Friends! As this month we focus on love, I wanted to share a little bit more about what I learned about the love story behind the Whole Damn Mess album from The Queen and The Outcast. You may remember, I reviewed the album in this post last month. I've been listening to it lately and had an opportunity to hear Don Migg's thoughts and inspiration for the album.
Whole Damn Mess is a compilation of romantic and colorful songs based on the true-life love story of Don Miggs and his wife, Lisa Debartolo. Even though he achieved success through his five critically acclaimed albums and toured with superstar acts, his original passion for the album and being true to his music stayed the same. "It’s about giving up on perfection in favor of emotion in hopes of touching listeners’ souls, " according to Don.
“I want this music to be everything to someone, not something to everyone,” Miggs says. “I’d love to show people that no matter what you have, every day can still be the best day of your life. It can be the day that you do something that you’ve never done before. It would be cool if this album gave even one person the hope to dream a little bigger than they have been.”
His inspiration for the album, his wife Lisa, is the reasoning behind the lyrics in the upbeat and inspirational tunes that make up the album. Miggs says that he and Lisa fall in love really fast. “It felt like we had this amazing secret and it raised a few eyebrows, including my own! I would sometimes worry that she was a spoiled little rich girl out to break my heart but soon realized this was it, forever love.”
The album’s initial song, And Then We Were documents the fast-forward momentum of their relationship to marriage. He says “It all happened in a blink. I literally blinked and then we were. This is the blow by blow of our wedding day. Damien Rice sang at the wedding and “Blowers Daughter” is a song of his we reference. "Most of my family never tried caviar and for some, it didn’t go well with them...leaving caviar in the trash." Pictured below are his actual lyric notes.
My favorite song on the album, We Don't Need a Reason is an inspiring song about taking a chance without waiting for approval from others. In Don's words, "We finally decided we didn't owe anyone an explanation and we don't need a reason." If you are like me, you have felt that way before in your life and sometimes we truly do have to take a leap of faith in our lives.
In case you missed it, here is the Tracklisting
Whole Damn Mess – The Queen and The Outcast
1. And There They Were
2. We Don’t Need A Reason
3. Be Good To Yourself
4. Anywhere Without You
5. That’s Just How It Goes
6. Maybe We Should Do It
8. Summer Under Covers
9. When She Says
10. Got You Stuck in My Head
If you are looking for some great new music, check out their love story album here.
Music for me is like food for my soul and the stories behind the lyrics can evoke a wide variety of emotions and inspiration.