Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Secrets Of My Songs #8 (Forever Things)

This is a song I wrote for my mother. It was originally a poem without music. As many of you may or may not know, when I write a poem, most of the time I hear music in my head to which I write the words to. This is one of those poems where I had no music to it. I mean, I had this music from years earlier and when I wrote this poem, it took a short while before I figured out that the music I had in my head with no poem for it was meant to be put together with this poem. There was about a two year difference from when I first heard the music (inspired by the movie, The Crow) and when I wrote this poem. It was probably a year after that when I put the two together. Some fifteen years later maybe, I recorded it in the studio. It was a birthday present for my mother. The poem was called "Forever Things" and the music I titled, "Flight of the Raven".

But at the time that I wrote the words, she and I hadn't spoken to each other for about two years. We ended up not speaking to each other for close to five years. But she and I have always had a fiery relationship for some unknown reason, other than my assumption that she and I are so much alike. Since our reconciliation in around 2001, we have been doing okay. We had some clashes in my younger days but nothing that ever led us to not speaking to each other. I'm glad those days are behind us. It doesn't matter why we clashed - my writing - lol - but it's all water under the bridge now.

Forever Things

Flight of the Raven (Instrumental)

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