As the first “good” song I wrote, Break My Heart was the obvious next choice to be remixed. The simple fact is that I’d never gotten a good recording of the damn thing, for one reason or another. In high school, it was because I didn’t know how to sing; in college, it was because I still didn’t know how to sing and didn’t know much about audio editing either. Working with the same audio as I’d had access to two years ago, I was able to throw together something that sounded better.
There’s one exception. I loved the sound of the midsection that Mr. Haggard had been able to produce at Thacher and could never get one that I liked, so where the song enters that part, I spliced it together with the 2010 original.
This is closer to the song I always had in mind.