Why Should We Be, ‘Not Afraid to Bleed’?

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As you probably know, my second CD is called “Not Afraid To Bleed”.  Where did that come
from, you ask?  Well it comes from the line in the song “Nothin”. The song is about perseverance and getting knocked down then getting up with even more determination.  Why?  Because once
you’ve been knocked down and bled and come through it, you realize it’s nothing to be afraid of.
You realize that getting scrapes and bruises just comes with the territory of pursuing your
dreams and you just gotta take the hits and keep moving forward.

The anticipation of getting hit is usually worse than the actually bruises themselves.
Especially in the long run if it prevents you from living your life fully.

That realization was quite liberating, so I tried to capture it in a song. It’s one of the recurring
themes in my music in general.  About how life can give you challenges but getting through them, although painful, makes you stronger and wiser!

In very personal tunes like “In Love With You” I really left tears on the page, but in the end we
all have to pick up and move on, which it what “Blameless” is about.  Some people have
therapy, others write songs.  Both are cathartic and most likely when others listen they can
relate to the same types of loves lost, and life struggles and losses and inspirations and
perseverance.  This outlook is in my nature and also the type of stories I hope my listeners can get some inspiration from.

I’ve seen listeners post quotes from my tunes on my Facebook feed and also tell me the lines in a certain song summed up something they went through.  Of course, from my experience, the more personal, the more universal.  That’s one common positive comment I’ve gotten from those in the industry, the fact that the lyrics are so personal and real.  We need more Real in todays world.  In music and in our personal relationships and society as a whole.

Now you may love my tunes or hate them but they do come from a real place and a love of music, and that’s about all anyone can be expected to do.  If you want to check out some of the songs I referenced you can stream clips of them for free by clicking here.



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