You know how some songs are inspired? They speak truth deep to your soul like no words can quite convey. You are good by Jeff Deyo is another one of these.
There are a few different concepts I have been pondering, as of late.
This first concept is the idea that there is a season for everything. The specific passage I am referring to is found in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. American Standard Version (ASV):
3 “For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.”
One of my favorite bands, Thrice, just released their new album, “Palms.” After listening to the whole record from beginning to finish, I found my favorite song, “The Dark.” I always hope that there will be at least one that sticks out to me. Well, this is that one. As a musician and songwriter, my ears are in tune for all the different layers of sound and production in each song. However, when you find that song, it’s like all your intellect and thought processes get silenced as your awareness becomes taken away into something bigger than itself. It’s almost like you get ‘caught up,’ you’re taken somewhere else, and lost in the music. To me, that is the end goal when you write music: to help others be inspired, experience rapturous moments of peaceful serenity, and escape into Utopia.
Sometimes you come across a song and you can’t explain it but it moves your soul in such a beautiful way. As a singer and songwriter, I live for these moments. And the beauty of these moments is once they are captured, you can relive them over and over. Unworthy by Vancouver Sleep Clinic is one of these.
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Embracing the unknown
This path laced with thorns
Leaving but bloody traces behind
Withholding not my love
Forging the way ahead
While darkness floods my view
Barely whispers of prayers echo in the silence
Salty tears rain soft down each cheek
Never ceasing this heartache underneath
Casting off regrets and haunting memories
Letting go of what could be
Hoping yet in the wake of this storm
Despite the war raging inside me
Doubt battles relentlessly
Forlorn dreams dashed without rhyme or reason
Yet still do I press on
Just a quick update:
I have been working on a solo project on and off for the past couple years. This is one of many songs I have been working on and look forward to releasing as singles, for now. It’s amazing all the different hats you wear when you are a musician. I like to devote my undivided attention to one project at a time, however life doesn’t always allow for such simplicity. Continue reading “Brand new single released!”