Posted Monday, Nov 11th 2013 @ 11:21

I think you're allowed to write a song about anything. This song is about a lot of things, and I don't think they're all going to be entirely clear, which is fine. If I have broken international poetry law then, um, good, I guess. But there's one very telling lyric here, and a lot of the song follows its lead.

"My voice is weak."

And it's based on a true story, too. I can't really change that. It's my voice. I have all this fire in my belly about a music career, but I honestly don't sing all that well. Yeah, well, I'm gonna make more with less.

With a conviction like that, I couldn't really roll out a high-production number, so I decided to see how much milage I could get out of a piano and a wine glass. That's not a metaphor: I used the old vinegar/glass trick I learned on Mr. Wizard as a kid to add a little warmth, and let the piano take over from there. It's actually super painful for some reason, so kids, get parental supervision before you break out the stemware and the salad dressing.

Where was I? Recap? Recap. So, to recap, I am allowed to write a song about making more out of the cards I was dealt.

Ink and Pride

xoxo (CW) Alex