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This is a song about transformation.
It’s a song is about the beginning of my journey… into a life of music. And the completion of one part I wasn’t so sure would ever be possible – to create the sounds I would make if I just sat down with a guitar and free-associated as I would if I could really play one.
Like a butterfly, my fingers would light where they would and then move on. I wonder if the butterfly remembers the comfort of its cocoon? And what made it too uncomfortable to stay there? There’s the possibility of transformation in each of us. What will it take? Too much discomfort with the old? Or a path made clear by imagining another story?
This is a song about transformation. While that may not be readily apparent by listening, it’s the story behind it that explains why this is so. I grew up in a house with an upright piano. As soon as I could stand tall enough to reach the keys, I would bang out expressions. Thunder on the low keys… rain on top. Soon these turned into little melodies. Or I would use the keyboard to try and decipher the mystery behind what made a good song so good.
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