Story behind the song:
"Back in late 2011, I was working 3 jobs and had very little time for anything else. It was a season in which I decided to work and save for upcoming music projects I would be doing. One Sunday morning, on the way to work I listened to a preacher speak on giving God our leftovers and how He expects our first fruits. I knew I was guilty...many times I had put groceries and bills in front of tithe and oftentimes God was the last one I turned to when seeking strength or trying to figure out life in general.
So, later that night I decided to pray about how I was going to do better from now on, only to fell asleep in my prayer! Once again, God got my leftover energies. The next morning I felt very strongly that I needed to write a song about "My Leftovers" and my struggles to put Him 1st, hopefully finding a way for the song to show the mindset of a man who is ready to change and make things right. I sat there with the guitar thinking, and thinking....and I had nothing. Not one thing.
While sitting there I looked up on our refrigerator and saw an old love note I had written to Amy (my wife) and I realized that I hadn't written a note in FOREVER! Can you imagine how big of a loser I felt like I was when it dawned on me that Amy was getting my leftovers too! Man was I feeling like crap!!! Even the dog got my leftovers (from my plate)!
So, I began to write it about Amy Pope...but wait!!! I can't sit down to write God a song, then change and write it for Amy, right?? The guilt from that thought was washed away when I felt the Lord tell me that He knew my heart, but Amy did not. It was time I told her. In about 30 minutes the song poured out and was finished.
So, here is a song about what its like to work hard and pursue life all the while those we love the most seem to only get those tired, worn out leftovers."
released 22 July 2014
"My Leftovers" written by Adam D. Pope
(C) 2012 ASCAP "A Different Note Music Publishing"
Track recorded in Mountain Branch Studios at Ridgetop, TN and The Project Room at Hendersonville, TN. Mastered by Shawn Conley at Red Alert Studios in Gallatin, TN.
Sound, Mixing, Mastering Engineers: Lisa Horngren, Jerry Webb, and Shawn Conley
Produced by Adam Pope, Jerry Webb, and Lisa Horngren
Acoustic guitar: Jerry Webb
Rhythm guitar: Adam Pope
Vocal and harmonies: Adam Pope
Electric baritone guitar: Adam Pope
Bass: Lisa Horngren
Drums: Josh Brown
Fiddle's and Viola: Travis Wetzel
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