I Am What I Am

Although not entirely true… I just felt like I needed to write this. I am the sum of all my genetics, beliefs and experiences wrapped up in this body. I’d never claim to be perfect, far from it. I am changing continually. I new an older guy once that was not very kind verbally, and had some strange notions about how some things should work, like family dynamics and such. I eventually decided that he wont change because he’s old and old dogs don’t learn new tricks. I’m not sure I agree with that now.

You see, I’m also getting old. I’m not “old” yet, but the young me would have looked at me now and thought I was old. I have some wrinkles, my knee hurts when I run… I looked at my hands the other day, and they are wearing in nicely. My wife says I get better looking with age. Not that I agree with her, but that makes me happy, she still finds me hot.

As I age, I find I care more about people. I’m a fairly driven person. Once upon a time I suppose I could bowl a person over in my attempt to get something done. Now that sort of thing concerns me more. And here I get to my point… I know I can never please everyone. I am what I am, right now, right here and I’m doing the best I can. I also know that I am only one person, but I’m doing my best to align myself with many more. I think we can get a whole lot done that way..

What am I trying to get done? Not sure yet. I’m a fairly sure person typically, but today I’m deciding that I don’t need an agenda. I’m going to be who I am, I’m going to improve on that, I’m going to be open and honest, continue to write songs that I hope will inspire, and I’m going to do that to the best of my ability. Is there anything else to do?

My new album is called “i (am) hope”. How good does it feel to have some hope…

This is a (very) rough mix of the title track… let me know what you think of it?


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