Edmondson leaned more toward his own personal experience in the case of You Said It, I Meant It, a song that delineates the sorrowful arc of two people falling apart.
“It follows what happens in a serious relationship after you have the carpet ripped out from under your feet, and you don’t really know what to do with the feelings you’ve been told are fading,” he notes.
“But at the same time, it also touches upon this essential essence of hope and light. There’s a sense of, ‘I’m going to make it through this. I just want you to know that I would have been there for you.’ It’s a ‘best wishes’ kind of song, but it’s also, ‘I want you to know this was everything I was prepared to do for you.’ That was where I was at when I was writing it.”