This song serves as an introduction to the album of the same name that Fred and I made as Spies Ascend. I wanted to tell a story.
Actually, I wanted to connect many different times in my life by telling a long, emotionally-intertwined story.
When I was aged 16-18, I met a girl with whom I had that first ‘puppy love’ experience. To make an extremely complicated story short, after we went our separate ways, I found out 4 years later that she had taken her life.
This album is about the complicated parts of that story.
When I was 31, I met another person with whom I shared a very complicated experience. This album is about the complicated parts of that story, as well.
Both stories involve loss, death, and trying to understand the WHY in all of it.
This first song on the album comes from a clear place of reflection, with an understanding of how beautiful life can be: