It's been a real long time since I had the time to write and record anything.
It's also been a while since I had any desire to pick up my guitar.
Yesterday the wife and kids went to a movie so I decided to take the quiet 2 hours and record a song I had written recently but just could not muster the desire or proper time to record.
Had to get this one off my chest after all these years. Song is about my attempt to Love a substance abuser 3 decades ago. Thought I could save her and show her a better life......Beautiful gal but damaged beyond repair.....
Hi Gil - Excellent song. Love the change up in the chorus. Beautiful work.
Thank You Ken!
Thanks, Gil. Your voice is perfect for this song (or is it the other way around?). Strikes a chord with me (no pun intended). I had a love years ago who just couldn't leave the drugs alone. After she tried to kill herself when I was at her place, I decided her weakness was infecting me also so I left. Years later, she finally did it. I wrote a letter to the editor about it (still have a copy) where I tried to point out that drugs can become the most important thing in your life if you let them in. She overdosed and her girlfriend took so much time running around the house getting rid of the evidence and other drugs, that it was too late to save her. She left a fine young son behind. I still visit her grave from time to time. What a waste.
Michael, thanks for listening. That is a tragic story you tell. For all I know the girl I am singing about could be dead. I just don't want to know. It would not surprise me. I do know she ended up having 2 kids. She was damaged at a very early age. beaten by her real father, abused by a stepfather and a mother who abused drugs and alcohol and committed suicide. her sister was a stripper. She was so loving but was just impossible to be with. I realized no amount of anything I tried could undo this damage.