This song was written from the point of view that while we all want to be in love and have a relationship unless we can fully surrender to that person we should hold back until we know a little bit more.
Meet Me In The Middle
This song is the bookend to “Wake Me When It’s Over”. During the decline in any relationship, it’s most likely that one of the parties says or at least thinks that if the other party would meet them in the middle on pivotal issues the relationship could be saved. I said & thought this many times during the breakdown of my last relationship. For me this represents wishful thing leading in the hopes of experiencing a different outcome.
Wake Me When It’s Over
This is a breakup song with the concept being based on knowing 2 months in advance that your partner would be moving out. I thought it would be nice to sleep through the entire time period and wake up when it was over. While that’s not possible it was the basis for the song. The lyrics are a very honest portrayal of how I felt and a fair essay on my emotions during this transition from start to finish. As we all know that if it was possible to wake up on moving day the emotional attachments are not at an end & a whole new set of circumstances emerge. It is truly a time for healing & learning.
Take Me Down Slowly
I wrote this regarding some relationships that I have had where the other person is going way too fast – I was advising them to slow things down allowing us to get to know each other before long term commitments were being made.
I Still See Your Eyes
This song is about experiencing a surreal dream that includes someone you had a relationship with in a place that you had lived or a combination of places that you lived in together. It could be about a hoped for reconciliation or just the sadness your felt concerning the breakup.
Life Is For Living
I wrote this for my Father after he passed in 1989. The reaction for me being that you have to live every day. As one of the lyrics in the chorus states “I’m gonna stand & fight as long as there is breath left in me”.
So Sad About Us Now
I was involved in a relationship with a woman that started decades ago. Too long to get into the details in this forum. Through circumstances that transpired over the years it became apparent to me that neither on us were in accord on how to continue to move forward. My affection for this person has not changed over the years and never will. I wrote this song about the current fracture in our relationship.
Here I Go Again
I’ve had a number of visits from my father after he passed in 1989. They have always been short but were very interesting encounters that in many ways I thought were quite profound. He visited me during a hypnosis session recently. These visits are always on his terms not mine. He has been traveling with his father my grandfather on his last two visits. My grandfather never says anything but I always love seeing him again. I wrote the lyrics based on this visit. His only words were “All that you desire is at hand”. I believe it’s very spiritual message with regards to Laws of Attraction & Manifestation. I am very pleased with this song as a response to the words my father said.
Bye Bye To You
I had an interesting relationship with a woman that turned out to be quite unconventional. I had deep feelings for her & I thought at the time that it could have developed into a long term & meaningful relationship. She had other ideas. Eventually I lost interest yet I allowed it to continue in an unconventional way for a number of years until finally I’d had enough – Bye Bye To You – Indeed.
A friend of mine told me that on a first date with a woman as the sun went down she kissed him. That inspired me to create a song based that impression he gave me. One of the few truly romantic songs I have ever recorded.
I’m So Sorry
This song is about being truthful when a relationship has finished its journey. I love the lyrics for their honesty.