Matt’s video for “My Teeth, Your Lungs”
Once me and Shanna’s relationship started to get serious we would joke about having kids one day. I have asthma and Shanna’s teeth were always having problems. We would say that if we have kids hopefully they would have Shanna’s lungs and my teeth.
This song came to me pretty quickly. All the words are true. The verses explain some pretty cool times in our life together. I knew I wanted it to be a duet, but was afraid to ask Shanna to sing it. The only other time she’s been on one of my albums she played flute on the first song on ‘Souls’. I made her cry I stressed her out so much.
I played her the demo a few months ago and asked her if she’d sing it with me. She agreed. I put the demo of the song on her iPod and she listened to it all the time. When it came time to record the version that’s on the record she sang it like a pro. The only tears were happy tears this time. I think having the good vibes of Sean around helped.
I borrowed Ryan’s camera and shot the footage for this video back in March when we were in California. I took the photo that’s on the cover of the record on the same day.
I really do hope Clara likes The Weakerthans though.