Daily Discovery: Toy Soldiers, “Heart In A Mousetrap”

Written by July 23rd, 2012 at 8:00 am

ARTIST: Ron Gallo (of Toy Soldiers)

SONG: “Heart In A Mousetrap”

BIRTHDATE: September 29th, 1987

BIRTHPLACE: Voorhees, NJ

AMBITIONS: Don’t not be able to do things before I do all the things I gotta do. Not worry about money. Make good stuff forever. Tour with my favorite artists.

TURN-OFFS: stand-stills.

TURN-ONS: crushing it.

DREAM GIG: Play inside one of those paintings where all those musical legends and hero’s are unrealistically hanging out together at a club, catered by Bojangles that is good for you.

MOVIES I’VE SEEN MORE THAN ONCE: The Breakfast Club, Dead Man

CELEBRITY CRUSH: Francoise Hardy, Esperanza Spalding, Shannyn Sossamon

BEST WAY TO GET A WOMAN’S ATTENTION: Give her none?

5 THINGS A MAN SHOULD OWN: Pocket T-shirt, tools for his trade (a working instrument, microphone, and amplifier), iPhone, Louis C.K. stand-up albums, and a good hat.

THINGS I LOVE THE MOST: Writing songs, playing shows, cleaning the house, sleeping in the car, chicken, campfire.

I WROTE THIS SONG: in about 20 minutes one night when I was on my way out the door. Maybe even to go hang out with the person who inspired the song. I was in limbo with a relationship, wasn’t sure where it was going. It was lighthearted, but I had trouble getting across to this certain someone. The line “…wherever you step is like a ghost in the night, whatever I say never seems right…” pretty much sums up the whole feeling behind the song. Couldn’t keep up, kept missing chances. However, it all worked out in the end!

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