I started to write music after being widowed at age 50. This is my first CD and at 68 years old, is a culmination of a lot of hard but enjoyable work.
The first song I wrote was the second track on this CD, "Lonely Man", and was originally written about a little cloud floating across a clear blue sky. I called it Lonely Cloud. After I gained more experience with my knowledge of writing songs, I realised that this was really about a lonely man who has lost his love, so with a couple of words changed, it became "Lonely Man".
The title song, plus "Standing In The Doorway", "Lover Lover" and "Mr Right" were written around a special someone who came into my life.
"She Waits" is written about the life of a farmers wife in the early 1900s, when the farmers were gone from early morning until after sundown. The wife was left to look after the farm when their men went off to war, then had to also look after them when they returned and were unable to look after themselves or their farms. No government assistance was given to them to help employ farm hands, or nurses, and consequently the wives ran themselves into the ground. A sad song, but I think, a true account of the problems our grandparents had to endure to earn a living.