With You

With You is the sixth track on the original release and current versions of I Fight Dragons' debut EP Cool Is Just A Number, though it briefly moved to track seven for the Atlantic Records re-release. The song is also the seventh track on the band's first full-length album KABOOM!. The song started out as a solo acoustic song from lead singer Brian Mazzaferri's solo career, even being released in demo form before I Fight Dragons was conceived. The band played it at various points throughout 2009 and early 2010, but stopped playing it following the departure of former backup singer and live chiptune artist Laura Green. The band didn't start playing it again until 2012, where it made an appearance at several of their shows during the War Of Cyborg Liberation Tour. After a brief disappearance from their setlists during the 2014 Vans Warped Tour, it has reappeared in every show they've performed since.

Differences Between Versions
The original solo acoustic version is virtually identical to the EP version, minus the harmonies and chiptune track. However, there are a few noticeable differences between the EP and LP versions. The EP version has an extended intro with just acoustic guitar cycling through the entire chord progression before bringing in the chiptune track, as well as major differences in the style of singing from the backup vocalists. In the original EP version, former member Laura Green sang powerfully, giving it an "in your face," as she likes to call it, feel while the LP version has fellow Chicago musician Kina Grannis singing in a much softer, more reserved tone. The guitar tracks are identical, and the chiptune track wasn't changed. There was a slight change in the timing of the word "maybe" when sang in the chorus of the later version, but no other lyrical or structural changes were made.

Stems/Karaoke
Cool Is Just A Number Version
Karaoke/Backing Track (Right Click, Save As)

KABOOM! Version
Karaoke/Backing Track (Right Click, Save As)

Lyrics
You say, "Look outside
Rain is pouring down
Let's stay and hide"
I say, "What the hell
We've got things to do
But we might as well stay and rebel"

Maybe we will be everything we say
Maybe all that we dream will fade to gray
Either way, I will stay
With you

They say, "Pay your bills
Earn your daily bread
Take all your pills
I say, "Look around
At the heart of things
Share what you've found, stand your ground"

Maybe we will be everything we say
Maybe all that we dream will fade to gray
Either way, I will stay
With you

Maybe we will be everything we say
Maybe all that we dream will fade to gray
Either way, I will stay
With you

Official Videos

Live Performances

Chicago, IL March 1, 2009 (Brian Mazzaferri Solo)

Orlando, FL July 11, 2009

Chicago, IL July 29, 2009

West Hollywood, CA October 30, 2009

San Diego, CA November 8, 2012

Cleveland Heights, OH November 25, 2012

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