When I make a record, I am almost always trying to tell some sort of story. Each song is doing so – and I would hope any songwriter is trying to communicate with the listener in some way – but I try to collect songs that tell a greater story of some sort. I can’t say I do it perfectly. In fact – I will say I do NOT do it perfectly. But that is my desire with each record.
This one, “I’ve Said Too Much”, is attempting to tell the story of the human condition. Whether one agrees with my worldview or not, we can all agree that each living person thinks and feels, breathes, consumes and produces, has a mix of joys and sorrows, etc. Every human being in some way desires and seeks love, identity, value – to know THEY are valued. Whether that be narcissistic or not, depends on how much value they put in being valued? That last part was me attempting to sound smart. Doesn’t work, so let’s move on…
I do believe the human condition really isn’t THAT different from person to person. In this story, I’m talking to things such as depression, self-esteem, self-centeredness, pain, failure, loss, redemption. One in particular, is depression, whether clinical, chronic, or a season in one’s life. We have all been there, to some varying degree.
Why bring this up, or talk to it? I don’t bring it up, pretending to be any sort of expert (I’m not), or assume I have all the answers (I don’t), or even presume I know what you are going through (I simply can’t. I can empathise – but I cannot pretend to be where you are emotionally, spiritually, physically, mentally, at this moment). I bring it up, with hopes to encourage you – as I try to do with almost anything I write – that you are not alone, and YOU MATTER.
Yeah – you.
No, I’m not talking about him. Or her. Well – I mean, I AM talking to them as well. But really – I am talking to you. You know what I mean… Another attempt at smart-soundedness. Sorry… 😉
I’ll go through the record, song by song, as I have in the past. For now, please enjoy my latest offering, and we’ll see you very soon!