“The more things change the more they stay the same.” The longer I live the more I see the truth In this statement. And the truth I see is that as the day to day passes, while the years roll on, our lives are full of repetition — repetition in choices, repetition in words, repetition of body and mind.
As an artist, and a singer and songwriter. I see this repetition in paint, in color, and in song rolling off my lips. I’m from East Tennessee this means a lot of things to different people. To me, it means a big family, a mild climate, an accent, a thank you and your welcome. It means part of an old hymn. “Lord lead me on from day to day I want to walk the holy way though friends forsake me all alone, I ask the Lord to lead me on…”
It means modesty.
It means character.
What can I say about my music but that it is intertwined with my life. The songs I have written, the songs I will write… These words I know because I have either lived them or seen them or felt them over and over, over and over, over and over again. I’ve seen many things. Some people would say I was naive. Maybe naive is a choice. I believe in beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Can you see it?
Want me to try and show you?
With repetition, with a country song, with a smile, with a jazzy phrase I heard in a movie, with some fancy chords a man showed how to play. With some truth. With some lies.