“Forever You’re Mine” is another song that was inspired by the passing of my brother-in-law. If you want to read more about the background on that story, check out out the blog on the first song on the album called “The Long Road.”
After my brother-in-law passed away I remember my sister-in-law saying that one of the things that she missed the most about him being gone was just the downtime they spent together chatting in the evenings. It was the times when the kids had gone to bed and they would just watch a little TV and enjoy each other’s company.
I knew that I wanted to write something about this topic and the guitar riff on this one being sort of slow and soft seemed to fit the theme. In the end the song ended up placing my sister-in-law in that same situation of sitting around on an evening except that now she would be alone in doing so. I pictured her looking to the sky and waiting around for a sign that he was there, even if it meant waiting all night.
I’d say this one was probably the toughest subject that I’ve ever written about. It brought some tears to my eyes for sure and will probably do the same for anyone who’s ever lost someone that is close to them. It’s definitely a favorite of mine from this album.