I’m proud of those lyrics. There a piece from a song I wrote one afternoon after being struck with an idea on a car ride while my wife was asleep. I wrote most of the song in my head without an instrument.

As writers, we have to capture what the ether gives us.

In 2012, a bandmate of mine told me a story. The Beatles once played a show live on television and during that show, there was no crime reported in New York City while people tuned in.

That’s the power of songwriting. It’s about connecting to your audience. It’s about telling parts of your story and others stories that need told. It’s about emotion, creation, and communication, beyond what just poetry or speech can do alone.