When it comes to songwriting it’s pretty common for me to write a song and not really know what it’s about for a while. Sometimes years. Recently I found myself humming a melody over and over. It took me a few days to realize that it was actually an old one of MY songs – Tidal Wave. When I realized it – I had kind of an “ah-ha” moment.
what if I let go
what if I
of skinned knees and snowflakes and picnics and broken hearts
what if I let go
what if I let go of “what if”
if I erased
If “I” disappeared
and started over. again.
on day one
who would I chose to be
over who I was made to be
It’s been a crazy two weeks, to say the least. I released 4 different versions of the same jingle which was a blast. I truly do love songwriting. It’s my jam.
If you follow me on any form of social media you already know I’m running a special offer on my Patreon page – join my Patreon family by April 30th and get your name in a song. (Yay!) But I wanted to talk a little bit about where the inspiration for this challenge came from.
Mike texted me this morning and told me that Notre Dame was on fire.
I’ve been working the last week on a hard deadline (you’ll see the big announcement on Wednesday) so I took one moment from what I was doing to pull up a fresh browser window.
I don’t know what I expected. But not that.
My throat did that thing when I’m going to cry. I instantly shut it down.
“No time to feel this”, I said to myself. “Have to finish work. Have to teach. We will feel this tonight.”
Now it’s tonight. I’m safely home. All duties completed. I can sit here with a dark glass of red wine and feel every last bit of this.
Here is my story about Notre Dame.