"Car Crash was a really weird experience. I had the melody of a song written and I was spending an evening in this small southern Minnesota town, just sitting outside under the stars and waiting for the lyrics to come to me. Suddenly, I got this really vivid imagery of this young teenage couple in a car crash.
The whole song is a story snapshot of those 5 seconds between the time they realize they are in entering into a deadly accident and the actual ends of their lives. In those five seconds there's this sort of slow motion mental conversation between them about how much they love each other, how much they wanted to do with their lives and how much they hope they can come back and be together again.
The next day after writing that song, the big news in this little town was that this teenage couple had been in a car accident on a gravel road just a few miles from where I wrote the song that same evening. I don't know if it's coincidence or synchronicity but whatever it is it's odd."