“(When I was 18 years old) I took up with this great guy, who I really dug, back in Vermont and we moved into a barn. He was awesome, we just fell into living together. It was a year of trying to figure out what I wanted to do. I’d always wanted to go to Italy, my dream place. I’d been saving up, painting houses, playing gigs and we finally bought the tickets, I was so excited. We’re heading down to the airport and he said, “I don’t think we should be boyfriend and girlfriend anymore, we’re going to Italy, I just don’t think we should be boyfriend and girlfriend.” To this day I don’t know what he was thinking, what on earth was going through his head. It was an intense trip, in the most romantic place in the world basking in the glow of complete and utter misery. When I got back, I made myself believe we’d be better off as friends and over the course of the next couple of months I was cool with being friends. A few months later I took up with another guy and immediately my former guy was like, “Oh no, I want you back.” What is that about? We continued seeing each other as friends, pulling at each others heartstrings. I wrote the song “Apologies” as a direct transcript of one of our conversations.”

Grace Potter (156)


“When I lost somebody recently, this is how I felt. Writing songs like this is a form of grieving. I wrote this song when I heard about someone passing. I think everyone knew this is where she wanted to go. I knew her as an idol, someone I looked up to as a kid, someone who meant a lot to me. She was always really wild and really wonderful. I just felt deeply connected to her, I used to get her hand-me-down clothes.”Grace Potter (156)

Big White Gate

“It’s a song I wrote for my Grandma, right before she passed away.”

Grace Potter (578)