Songs and Stories from the album
"I Have No Idea What I'm Doing"
...A few years ago, two birds were hanging out together in our backyard. Suddenly, one of the birds flew straight into our living room window. He hit so hard he died instantly and fell to the ground. His partner stood by his lifeless body all day long. I kept going back to the window to investigate this odd scenario. I wondered what was going through the living bird’s head? Was she sad?.... READ and LISTEN..
...I woke up in a hotel room in Buffalo, New York on a tear-soaked pillow. I just wanted to close my swollen, blood-shot eyes and sleep for the rest of my life. Quentin rolled over and snuggled me into his arms, and like a child, I began to ask him questions about fate and life. I wept uncontrollably into his chest, completely overtaken by what seemed like the most excruciating and unbearable pain I’d ever experienced...READ and LISTEN
...I can’t remember which of my parent’s records captured me first. It might have been Olivia Newton-John, Nana Mouskouri, or Roger Whittaker. But, once I heard ABBA, my search was over. By the time I was 6 years old I was completely hooked on music. My babysitter loved Andrew Lloyd Weber. We’d fill the car with our voices singing “Jellicles can and Jellicles do!” on our way to Bingo. Then Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album eclipsed...READ and LISTEN
...The rhythm was refreshing and before I knew it, I was writing Child of the Jungle. I quickly recorded it and then forgot all about it. Six years later, I found it on an old hard drive while looking for something else. As soon as I heard it, I was immediately transported back in time, vividly remembering the “granola bar exchanges” with the beauty who carried water in a bag on the subway train...READ and LISTEN
5. New to You
...There was so much love between us, but it was starting to be eclipsed by the intense resentment we had built up from trying to remain in our respective roles. Together, we deduced that the main problem was that we had formed a dependent relationship. So, the most logical solution we could come up with at the time was for the dependent person (Moi) to learn how to be less dependent. Seems logical, right?...READ and LISTEN
6. Joan of Arc
Past experience has taught me a few things about myself: I often fight when I should surrender; talk when I should be silent; and try to make a point when I should be listening. I only learned these after many years of repeatedly unleashing the same quick reactions in varying circumstances. Eventually, I started to experiment with taking a moment of reflection at the height of a conflict (or challenging situation)... READ and LISTEN
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