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“Made to Break” will be on iTunes Tuesday for you all to enjoy! Drew and I had fun recording this song, but it also brought its challenges. In the end we were both extremely happy with it. This song’s influence comes from a book I have been reading called Humility. Lyrically the song establishes by explaining our acknowledgement of being made to break. We will eventually fall, make mistakes, fail and so forth. We are human. The question is, what will you do when you break? The song advances to express the statement, “I won’t follow this sorrow again.” The chorus line,”your face tells a story of your heart,” is meant explain that you can only hide the sorrow from failure for so long. We can choose life, and when we do, all there is left is surrender. “Found beauty in humility.”
My brother actually came up with the name of the song and took the photo for the cover. Both fit perfectly. I hope you all enjoy “Made to Break” and can relate it to what it means for your life. I love writing songs that can be left for your own imagination of what it means to you.
I try to live in a time/where an illusive society tries to define/who I am and what I’ll become/It’s not like you, no it’s not like you/defined by time to complete and refine/Make me a better me/with words too sweet to hear/when my flesh is near/So near it’s inside, tearing me apart/a battle between my flesh and heart/Who will win after war has been waged/a heart of peace, or man’s cold rage?/Find me a button that I can push/control what’s left as you whisper, hush/Hush, another yesterday’s gone by/another chance to die and set aside/what’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is fine/save my soul another time/No, It’s all yours from my feet to my face and down into my pores/I’ll squirm and fuss, but there’s no room to discuss/A matter of time and the world will groan/from swollen eyes and tattered bones/kneeling down before your throne/Come as fast, as fast as you can/my precious Lord, oh Son of Man.
“This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.”
- Bob Dylan
I would love to inform you all of the amazing things that have been happening this season. My band now has a bass player, Josh Hand (my brother!) and backup vocalist, his wife Melinda Hand. In addition, the ones who have been there from the beginning, the extremely talented Drew Bartels on keys, Pablo Calderon on drums, and Joe Degelia on guitar. You have no idea how grateful I am for their talent and part in making my songs sound exactly the way they should.
The next show will be held at The Loft in Old Colorado City on May 4th, 7 PM. I will be accompanied by Jonah Werner. This will be a great show!
My new single “Made to Break” will be ready for your enjoyment as soon as it’s done. Which should be soon!
I have recently joined the roster with Lyric House Publishing in Denver, as an artist and songwriter! They are an amazing team that I have loved working with.
We will be playing our first show in Denver, yay! on May 11th, 7 PM at Herman’s Hideaway. Please come and enjoy talented artists such as Medic, Storm Circus, Vetta Star and many more which include other Lyric House musicians!
To cap off the month of May, I will be traveling to Germany with my son, to visit our wonderful family there for the whole month of June. Hopefully the rolling hills of Baden-Wuerttemberg will inspire some new songs. When I get back, I will be hosting a house show at my very own home, so be looking for the date on that!