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“After the song Transition, I came up with the title Last Man Standing. Lyrically, it’s about an older guy who’s contemplating death and all the mistakes he’s made. It’s an interesting concept: Since I’ve fixed a lot of the shit I’ve caused, do I get credit for that?
“It’s the transitional track on the album, going from darkness to light – things start to get happier. Like I’m waking up and going, ‘It's a beautiful day! I’ve made it through the worst, and I’m not all fucked up.’ That’s the message: Even if I’m the last guy who knows it, I’m OK.
“Joe Bonamassa gave me a really cool Les Paul that I used for a chunky part on this song. It gives it a different kind of lift. The song is really a tribute to Joe Walsh, one of my longtime heroes who's also a friend. I channel Joe a little bit in the solo. He’s such an influence, so how could I not? I wear my heroes on my sleeve.”