Song Stories: God's Fault

By Matthew Mayfield

Song Stories: God's Fault

This song is the centerpiece of RECOIL.  It was the first one I wrote for the record.  It’s a song about betrayal, but from both sides.  We’ve all done some betraying and we’ve all been betrayed.  I wanted to paint that simple picture and capture the essence of those feelings on tape.  It’s a deeply personal song for me, so it arrived without me having to do anything other than grab ahold of it.  I remember waking up from a nightmare back in December of 2015 and staring at the hotel pen/pad next to the bed. All I wrote was “this bed is a cage” over and over again.  The next morning on the plane, I filled in the last line “and now I have to lie in the one that you’ve made.”  For me, that’s the most powerful lyric on the entire record.  I try to dump my entire heart and soul into every note and every melody I put my stamp on.  This song is one of my proudest moments as an artist.