Taken from David James Allen‘s third album, The Architect, ‘Please Let Me In’ is yet another great example of the way he blends rhythm, energy and melody in his countrified songs, topped off by a voice that’s rich with personality, grit and grace.
As Allen explains, “I wrote ‘Please Let Me In’ as a sort of gospel type song originally and found it was just too slow, kicked it into high gear and now its more of a foot stomping song. I grew up unbaptized in the catholic education system in Canada, the idea of being accepted by conformity has kind of existed on the periphery of my youth.” He goes on to reveal that “this is a song about being accepted; scars, bruises, baggage and all… the character in this song is no role model as far as society is concerned; a thief, a liar, a low down character, but also someone who shows redeeming qualities; offering shelter and care, offering support. Certainly a flawed character; but just because someone is flawed does not mean they are unworthy of love themselves or understanding themselves. The songs like a fishing line cast out for understanding.”