Shortly after I had moved to St. Augustine, FL I had been in a relationship with somebody (no need to mention any names) and it just didn't work out the way I had hoped at the time. We also must remember sometimes we need to thank God for those unanswered prayers, right? But I was walking around downtown St. Augustine one night after a show, and I started to realize how everywhere I went or everything I saw reminded me of that person. It was like I just couldn't get away from the memory no matter how hard I tried, even though it had already been a year since it ended. I kind of personified "the town" as being the one who loses the relationship. "This Town" knows what it's like to watch the people as they come and go." I lived downtown at the time, and I walked back home and sat at my piano that night. I wrote "This Town" in twenty minutes, and to this day it's still the fastest song I've ever written. Sometimes I have this experience when I'm writing a song, and the words and melody just seem to flow out of me and I feel like God is just channeling everything through me and all I have to do is put it on paper and sing. It was an amazing experience that night, and to this day it's still the most requested song I receive at my shows. It's such a compliment.
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