Walnut Room – Nov. 9th @ 8:30
I know it’s been awhile since I have updated you all and I am sorry for that. Life has been a whirlwind these past few months. I wake up and wonder what I am even doing and if it will ever go anywhere. I think it’s something that every artist experiences. These questions have led me to keep pursuing what I believe God has given me. I love creating songs and I don’t believe I will ever be able to put that on a shelf. I think I have gone through these things for reasons that I am unaware of. Reasons that have brought me here in this journey. Onward I will go, even though I am not sure where I am going. All I know is that I just have to keep pursuing it and keep doing what I am doing, not worrying about the struggles that arise along the way. I guess that is what we all have to do on our everyday life, knowing there is always a reason for it all. Thank goodness for the steady things in life. If you would like to keep supporting me in my efforts, I would greatly appreciate it. Here are a few things to consider in upcoming events. I have decided to give a go at a thing called Kickstarter. It is a website that helps artists raise funds for their projects. My next project will be my very first album. I will keep you all posted on how you can be apart, if you so wish.
I would like to thank you all for your wonderful support. You have no idea how much it means to have people who believe in what you are doing.
I am hopefully going to have more shows to come, but for now, I am planning on having a solo show on October 20th @ Shugas, 8-10pm. Hope to see you there and thanks again!
“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.