As I was trying some things using Ableton and Push, a poem popped into my head so I moved it into Logic Pro, where I prefer to create. Then I moved it back into Ableton where I prefer to do production.
Anyway, the poem comes from probably a couple of places - "Impostor syndrome" as artists are familiar with but compounded by those adults who take pot shots at you chasing your dreams. Add situations where other things are going on. As a child, this is internalized in a deep way. As an adult, you realize they were probably frustrated artists themselves who were not pursuing their dreams. Those things they say are really directed at themselves.
Kathy Holmes @ Screamie Birds Studios
(Some words were killed in the making of this track)
Walking country back roads
Those are the words I was told
You’re gonna dream your life away
These are the thoughts on replay
Imposter, Projector, Transgressor, Trespasser
Those are his words
Stealing what’s not his
Hiding his truth of projector
Denying his role as transgressor
Yesterday’s gone, the past is dead
Writing your story moves you ahead
Walking on the beach with thoughts in your head
Dream of being an artist instead
The day he died I heard him say
As a voice from Heaven whispered my way
Please forgive me as I walked away
And dreams of an artist began to play
Every dream happens...
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