You probably can't read what is on the piece of paper but its the lyrics to a song I wrote in 2005 called 'Babes and Drunks'. Its about a night where I got drunk and hung out in a penthouse apartment in the city with a beautiful girl that I had met through a friend.. The lyrics are quite abstract but the theme is along the lines of 'good things happen when you least expect it'
Ok so this was 11 years ago now so how do I remember it so vividly? How can one little fairly insignificant evening so long ago still be top of mind?
It's because I wrote a song about it.
The thing about being a songwriter or a poet or any artist that documents life experiences in their craft is that these moments become immortal. They continue to live as long as they continue to be played.
As someone who writes about life experiences, each time I step on stage I tell a story of moments that I have lived and find my self re-living all of these over and over... I often close my eyes mid song and imagine the moment that took place that became the inspiration for the story. I can see so clearly the images I am singing about, the people and the places.. The stories don't always have a happy ending but the experience is real.
I'm so happy that I have captured the moments i've lived and to be able to remember them when I play music. There are so many more to come and are even unfolding behind the scenes as I type this blog..
Life is full of amazing things and I can't wait for the next one.
Some musicians like to party after a show. I like to take a moment to reflect and be thankful for the journey so far.