Almost every song has a different coloration - from the lighthearted higher positions of a 12-string, along the mellow tones of the harmonica, into the velvet touch of violin strings. A melodious voice carries the powerful message of mutual love within, as it repaints past events onto a newly sunlit canvas, and opens up a promising future to everyone.
Rivers Join is about soul connections, bringing people together and parting them again as life goes on, using the river as a metaphor. The harmonica line semphasizing a soul mate's emotions. Season Queen draws images coming up inside myself when I used to think about my soul partner. Crossing over is not about passing away, but passing into another love realm than that we usually expect to find in life. Listening to Looking Back you may try to balance your childhood against adulthood (and maybe finally prefer to be an adult after all). Life is only getting better. Illusion, someone who stole my heart while it belonged to another, figured out somehow. Ever had a miscommunication with another, feeling the other withdraw, and never wanting to give up trying? I called it Disconnection. Once walking away from each other, love hasn't extinguished although it may seem that way for some time. There is only one way to go: closer to our fellow humans. We cannot go back, although grief sometimes tries to make us think we can. Unbind The Knot is a ballad, a very slow one. It has to be, to emphasize the drama of setting your most loved one free to go her or his way. It is also a sweet one, conveying the nature of the love being given up, which can only be done if that love itself is strong enough for it. I wrote On Irish Wings as a traditional Irish ballad. An escape to the country isn't going to help one forget, if it is really about love. It needed a Tin Whistle to make it sound right. The Way Of Things ponders one's children's going their own way some day, whether gradually or all of a sudden. Leaving their rubble in token of the natural flow of family life.
I wish you pleasant listening, a feeling of connectiveness, and a magnificent future - you can do it!