No, this is not me throwing my hat in the ring to be a pop singer, writing love/breakup songs. I’m too old, fat and ugly for that.
I started to write this song a year ago, on the way to the airport, after dropping my daughter off in Seattle. This song is for parents who are or who have let their kids go. It’s painful. It’s a weird time in life. I distinctly recall being the one leaving the nest. I now understand and fully appreciate what my parents felt as I did so.
This is a song that will be part of a new record I’m putting finishing touches on, called “Sins of the Father”. It’s a collection of songs from the perspective of a parent wanting to pass down all the “good things”, and not so much the bad. It’s a record about generational sin, as I see it – the sinful vices that sometimes get passed down to the next generation – and my desire, my pleading with God that they end here. That my children be spared. That, by the way, has been my anxious prayer for years now. As my kids are entering into adulthood, it’s a little scary, having to let go and trust God has this now. Which – is kind dumb. I mean, like He won’t have it, and I did??? 🙂
So this is a pop song. I hope you like it. I hope if you are a parent sending your kids off, or a child leaving the nest, maybe it speaks to you. And stay tuned! More to come very soon!