this to be released ever since hearing the incomplete version recorded off the radio. It's the sparsest arrangement yet, no drums, just Adam's breathtaking voice and Monte's guitar. It's so personal and intimate, seizing you through a vulnerable spot in your armour. It's like listening to Adam's heart breaking, with his voice so close and so bare as he pleadingly whispers directly into your ear to give him another chance. You can't help but empathise and ache with him.
The guitar starts off quiet and mournful then Adam breathily sings the most gentle and fragile of notes, adding emotion-laden quivers. He keeps it tender through the first chorus before Monte's picking turns into light strumming. He builds in strength and volume as the song progresses and we get to hear some of the grainy tone I'm particularly fond of. I love the embellishments he makes as he flows through the instrumental break before sombrely bringing it back down at the bridge. It's brought back up with frustration before a soft and resigned finish. At the very end, the exchanged look between Adam and Monte reveals a closeness and an understanding between them. It's like they're a colluding double-act and don't need words to communicate with each other.
Adam inhabits the song to give a very dynamic and rousing performance, even though he refrains from full belt. I could listen to it over and over again as it's one in which we feel closest to the heart of Adam's perfect pure vocal, a wonder of staggering beauty. I love this.