Did Your Love Burn Out?

Why’d you let me down my girl?
Why’d you let me down?
Did I read you wrong?
Was your fear too strong?
Why’d you let me down?

Did your love burn out my girl?
Did your love burn out?
What came of the flame
That we couldn’t tame
Did your love burn out?

You walked away with all your secrets
I’d been entangled in your thorns
I got too close to ever see it
I’ll never find out anymore

Was this not your world my love?
Was this not your world?
Trying to fit in
Unsure to begin
Was this not your world?

Were they only lies my girl?
Were they only lies?
I let down my guard
Now my heart is scarred
Were they only lies?

You walked away with all your secrets
I’d been entangled in your thorns
I got too close to ever see it
I’ll never find out anymore
Too busy chasing an illusion
I stumbled docile as a beast
Into a web of blind delusion
That was never what it seemed

Did your love burn out my girl?
Did your love burn out?
Do I bear the blame
For putting out the flame?
Did your love burn out?

Song Notes

Speaking to musicradar.com in May 2018 about the “killer blues-rock solo with a great unwieldy tone”, Tim Wheeler added:

I would have definitely used my 1960 Les Paul Black Beauty and a Matchless HC30 amp on that. Then there’s some Echoplex going on in certain parts of the solo. I double-track most things, especially solos.

The second half I doubled it an octave up, I think on the Tone Bender, which is quite nice on the long notes. It breaks into like a really gnarly hum that only just holds together. With that, I was mostly playing the melody from the verse, which is something I’ve loved since “Smells Like Teen Spirit” with Nirvana. You don’t have to be complicated, and then I added some fun licks towards the end. It didn’t get too complicated.

I like to throw some technical bits in here and there - little bits of flashiness - but most of the time, the main body I like to be melodic and simpler. But, yeah, with dashes of flash!

The track was played live for the first time at the Leadmill in Sheffield on October 16th, 2018.