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You're The One

by Drew Michael Blake

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On a Sunday night in late August of last year, I was at a show at 3rd and Lindsley with my wife, Mallory, to see my friend Erin Rae. I’ve played bass for Erin in the past and her career really took off last year. Nashville Sunday Night at 3rd and Lindsley is kind of a big deal. The shows are put together by the local triple-A radio station and broadcast live on-air. It’s a meaningful step in a rising artist's career, and I thought I would see a lot of our mutual friends in the crowd. In the dim light between the stage and the bar I was searching for a familiar face when I saw one I couldn’t quite place. Nashville is like that, though. Lots of people look like they might be somebody.

By the time Erin finished her set it was getting late. Then it clicked. That was the lead singer of Kings of Leon, Caleb Followill, standing at the bar. I didn’t know this guy. Everybody at the show knew this guy. The Followills are Nashville rock royalty. My heart rate jumped, shot through with adrenaline. I didn’t say a word.

I knew what I should do, but I couldn’t gather the nerve and Mallory was ready to go. On the drive home I tuned the radio to the live broadcast and turned the volume down low. I told Mallory who I had seen.

“Did you say anything to him?”
“No. I thought about it. Thought about trying to tell him about that song I just finished, ‘You’re The One.' I think it would be perfect for them.” I don’t know if Kings of Leon takes pitches for songs, or whether I would have actually pitched my song. But the moment had passed, and we were in the safety of the car.

“Why didn’t you?” she asked, disbelief in her voice. I don’t remember what I said, but I know she heard the truth.

I was scared.

Sitting there in front of our house, I could feel what she wasn’t saying. If you’re not willing to put yourself out there, you’re going nowhere.

With the weight of that reality hovering over my head, I was frozen in the driver’s seat. I was still sitting there with the headlights on and the radio down low even after she had gone inside. Maybe there was still time. As long as the show was still on the radio, there might be a chance that he was still there.

I drove back to the show with the radio up loud. When the last song finished I found Caleb Followill and told him I had a song for him. With abrasive patience in his voice, he said to send it to his manager. Ok, I will.

On the way home I realized my dinky acoustic demo wasn’t gonna cut it. I stayed up til 2:30 in the morning trying to make something that sounded like it was in the neighborhood of a Kings of Leon song. On Tuesday night I finished recording the vocals and sent it off on Wednesday.

I never heard a word back. But something had changed in me. There was a freedom and a fearlessness born that night in August, nine days after I had passed 7 years in Nashville. I hadn’t been sure what I was going to do with that song. I knew it was a good song, but it felt like it was for meant for someone else.

I was right. It was meant for the new me.


Far back as I remember there's a fear of growing old alone
looking for the one you want
to take away your sorrow and your tears when
things don't go as planned
you think you missed your chance
you're not sure how to move on

But who
could I love more than you
Yeah who
could I love more than you

Nothing about the way that love is sold is
like the love I know
It's nothing like the movies show
Those pictures paint a glamorous disguise
on the things we idolize
leave me dissatisfied
dreaming of a beautiful lie

You're the one I want
You're the one I need
You're the one who always believed in me

Yeah who
could I love more than you


released March 29, 2019
All instruments, voices, recording, mixing by Drew Michael Blake
Mastered by Sam Moses


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