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VC: lead & harmony vocals, Fender Stratocaster guitar (rhythm & slide), Gibson 335 electric guitar, Fender Precision bass guitar, Yamaha CS1 synth (synth), drum programming
Every once in a while I like stepping out of myself and writing a song from woman’s perspective. Here is the classic story of the woman involved with a married co-worker and coming to the realization that there is only one way to end it… to literally cut out that piece of her heart. Of course I put a bunch of my own feelings and experiences into the song having myself fallen for a co-worker who managed to go months (and a few dates) before telling me she had a boyfriend. This song dates back to 1998 and even though I wrote it on an acoustic and performed it a few times solo, I knew its true essence was a hard rock song. For some reason (and honestly I really don’t know what inspired me) I began recording this around the same time I was writing and recording both “Daisy” and “Don’t Be Afraid”. I had taught myself to play slide guitar for “The Biggest Loser” and thought that I might again try it for “Cut It Out” and it sounded great. It sat for a year or two and when I was hard at work on the other songs for the CD , I came back to it, added the 335 guitar part, came up with the harmony and lastly dubbed the synth part to just add something a little different.
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