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Petal – about the song


Petal was a song written late one beautiful summers night when a warm, gently scented breeze flowed through my window.
It is a song about the flower of life and we are all the petals that make it.
The Love for being alive is reflected in the soul of my day and the soul of my night and I try to live my life with an awareness of gratitude. We all have tiny demons that do the dance of duality with the tiny angels inside our minds.
This song is about saying to those demons and angels to lead me on to what I fear because when I face what I fear I can then be free of it and allow myself to grow more and isn’t growing and being useful a part of what life’s about?

Petal was recorded one afternoon on a DAT recording tape that was eventually lost leaving us unable to add or take away anything from the song if we needed to.
Fortunately for us we didn’t, we did most of it in first takes.
I love the soft intro to the song that I played on an old obscure steel string belonging to my wife at the time.
Once more the “Funky Love Horns ” kick in during the chorus and lift the song to another place and even though some didn’t think the horns should be in the song, I did and I’m glad they’re there.

Ever Changing View – about the song


It’s an odd little song with an almost choir boy vocal from Herrin during the middle part.

It was a joy to see how this song developed over time and for some reason this was the one song that had to open the album, a good introductory song to let you know what you’re in for.

“Scars on my face are hard to hide as I try to keep pace with the speed of liife and it’s an ever changing view.”

The first set of lyrics say it all really. Life can be one speed trip and hard to keep up with but somehow we do, we must or else we’ll either be run over or left behind.

When you look at most people you can see their lives written on their faces, in the laughter lines , the worry wrinkles, the angry stretch marks and the tear stains around the shape of their eyes, that make the character of a person.

One thing I’ve learnt in my life is that just when I think I know something or think I’ve got somebody worked out, sure enough something will happen and it will all change and what I’ve learnt is that I never really knew anything at all.
Life is a constantly ever-changing view.
What was old once was new and what is new once was old. The dreams in my hand are pictures of life/God/the eternal lover, nature, realisation, whatever you want to call it.

Be flexible and move with where ever life takes you, be prepared to change because it happens whether you like it or not. Understanding the nature of cause and effect gives us some insight into the bigger scheme of things and the illusion of reality keeps on keeping on even when you come to understand it is all an illusion.

Before enlightenment – chop wood, carry water.

After enlightenment – chop wood, carry water.

Big stuff to contemplate over a bowl of cereal.

There is one thing that will never change in this constantly changing universe and that is change itself.
So be aware, have a care and enjoy the ride.