John: I really can't think of much to say about this one, except that I was trying for a "Goth" sound.
Rog: Appropriately, this is the last song
we finished for the CD. We had just completed Regression Therapy
and there was time to maybe finish one more tune before John and
Lucille moved down South. It was between two songs we had already
started recording before Regression Therapy took us over: this
one and Cold Outside. I actually preferred Cold Outside (a catchy
number Greg wrote which will hopefully see the light of day
eventually), but Regret won out by virtue of the fact that it was
further along before we stopped working on it.
Greg was disappointed that he didnt get a chance to redo his vocals, since he had learned a lot and progressed much with his singing since they were originally recorded. We probably wouldve gone with a higher key. Along with For The Glory and You Drive, I think this is Gregs best bass guitar performance (though I think it was written by John). Thats the most interesting part of the song for me. Greg and I both played fill guitar bits using the same guitar and sound, and John mixed and matched them to the point where we dont know who did what. John came up with the nifty piano intro based on one of the guitar bits Greg played. Im glad I finally got a chance to use my E-bow in a song, since Im a huge Bill Nelson fan. And dig that funky finger-picked distorted rhythm guitar part at the end! Lyrically, this is one of my few songs thats based on an actual incident, rather than being a generalization of people, events or emotions.