I classify myself as a pessimist but a great believer in hope.....maybe a romantic philosopher at heart. And I try to convey that in most of my music, because without hope, what do you have left?
I have a love, hate relationship with life, and I do not pretend that I have all the answers, but, just like you, I have strong feelings about what "truth" sounds like. If it sounds true, it probably is, somewhat. I have an open mind but I'm also a realist and I usually stay away from the fantasies or the unreal, although it is fun sometimes to fantasize.
The last song on my CD was fun to create. I wrote "Fantasies" when I was sitting on the bank of a river, looking up at the sky, with my mind at peace and just thinking about what makes me happy. I quickly saw a rainbow, with all the bright, intensified colors, and I remembered one time when my wife and I saw a rainbow and it looked like the end hit the ground within 5 miles from us. So we jumped into our car and went for it. And we did find the end of the rainbow. We stood right there in the middle of it and both our mouths dropped with awe and excitement. I'll never forget that feeling. You hear about people seeing the white light at the end of the tunnel. How about the white light, together with a multitude of colors? Unreal! And it wasn't a fantasy! It made me wonder what is truly real or unreal in this life that we all share. If you ever get the chance to see the end of a rainbow, go for it! You won't be disappointed. Now......where is that pot of gold?
One Sunday morning I listened to an interview with Sting. I'm paraphrasing it, but he said that his variety of music hopefully brings all sorts of people together and that it reminds him of a labyrinth bringing people into the middle for reflection and inspiration. Sting inspired me to write my first song "Unlock" which is about a labyrinth. (I didn't know what a labyrinth was until I looked it up.)
Look at your own experiences from your past and see if they seem to happen, either for a reason, or for some purpose in your future. Can you put all your experiences together to make a healthier and happier life for yourself and/or others?
I hope all my original songs will give you a reflection of your own life experiences of being human without sugar coating it.
Warning: If you don't like that kind of philosophizing, then my music is probably not for you!