I'm Out Of Here
One of my favorite things is waking up early, pretty much with the sun. There's a calmness at that time of the day, a warming silence as the sun rises over the horizon and cuts thru the trees. I love the sound of the birds chirping with excitement that a new day has begun that holds endless opportunities and experiences.
It’s funny how we change. When I was a teenager all I wanted to do was sleep in but back then waking up early in the morning meant I was heading out to do chores before going to school or working in the fields on the weekends. From feeding cows to driving tractors, or cutting the grass there was always something that needed to get done on the farm. I wasn't the best machine operator but I helped out anyway. You see things usually tend to break when I use them. I recall one time I was baling hay and prior to starting my Dad said: “whatever you do son don’t turn too sharp as the tractor has dual tires on it.” Of course a little while later, probably because I was singing along to the radio, his advice slipped my mind and I turned too sharp and ripped the baler door right off. Let’s just say I wasn’t that popular on the farm for a few days. Dad and I look back at it now and laugh.
Being that I was his only son, I was expected to one day take over the family farm. Definitely one of the hardest things I've ever done was tell my Dad that I was going to pursue my dream of music. Looking back now I’m sure thankful for all those early mornings and experiences and wouldn’t change them for the world.
As a songwriter, I felt the best way to express my feelings to him was through a song. So I wrote “A lot To Be Said For Leaving” for my Dad.
To this day it's one of those songs that bring back so many memories and emotions for me every time I perform it.
If you enjoy “A Lot To Be Said For Leaving” you can hear the rest of my debut album “The Road Ahead” by clicking here!
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