Behind the Lyrics with Marianas Trench
1. Who is this and what do you do in the band? Mike. I play bass and sing back up vocals in Marianas Trench.
3. Name one of your songs. And then explain the lyrics/music to it. Shaketramp-This song is not about what you would think at first listen. It's about struggling with the pressures the music business puts on you once you decide to do music as a career. It's about that point when you wonder whether you're selling out because you think you're writing songs just to be commercial. As it is of course if you're playing music as a living there has to be some thought about the business side of music, but we still just play the songs that mean something to us and that we enjoy playing. If it fits in to what our fans and what music biz execs think is something they can work with then that makes life easier. If not then we just have to work harder.
Shaketramp is off the album Fix Me, Out Now!