The song ‘I Almost Do’ is a song I wrote about the conflict that you feel when you want to take someone back and you want to give another try, but you know you can’t. And you can’t because it’s hurt you so deeply that you know you couldn’t bare to go through that again, so you’re sitting there and you’re wondering where they are and you hope they think about you and you’re almost picking up the phone to call ‘em, but you just…but you can’t, so it’s an emotion that, I think I needed to write this song in order to not call that person actually, I think writing the song was what I did instead of picking up the phone.
Actually, I think you have to know that whatever advice you give, they may not take it. The priority should be on keeping the friendship rather than giving the best advice. Your best advice is usually, ‘Walk away from him! Tell him you never want to see him again!’ But if you are dealing with someone still in love, nothing you say can change their feelings. All you can do is be there for them and pick them up every time they get hurt. Until, that is, they are ready to move on for themselves.
People make so much fun of me for that, and I just, I don’t know. It’s like, if you win an award, isn’t that crazy? … How do you sit there and be like ‘Oh, another Grammy. I guess I’m gonna get that now’?
“When I’m writing songs, I think for me my main goal is to write exactly what I’m feeling at the time that I’m feeling it. […] When you’re trying to forget somebody it’s nearly impossible to write how you feel, because if you’ve ever lost somebody you know that you’re never just feeling one thing at the time, it’s much more complicated than that. And when I was writing this song I decided maybe it would be better to write the story of what happened from beginning to end, because i remember it all too well.”