Door Open Wide


Grab your headphones and a hanky! We’ve gone full on weepy with this country number full of minor chords and broken hearts. It’s based on a true story told to me one night by our fiddler Beau Strokes over a few too many beers on the porch of his house, now as empty as the one in the song. As Beau explained, it wasn’t always so. They used to call him the Casanova of Catawba County. His truck was seen outside many a house where it shouldn’t have been, but if he could go back in time, he would do it differently. He broke the heart of the only woman he ever truly loved.

Actually, I didn’t believe a word of it. For one thing, Beau has never owned a truck that could make it past the end of his driveway. For another, he knew there would be a good fiddle part in a song like this. But I went ahead and wrote the song anyway. It would actually work better as a duet, with a female voice on verse 1 and the first chorus, a man’s voice on verse 2, back to the lady on the second chorus and with both voices sharing the last chorus.

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