Like a Tree is in many ways is a tribute to my father. Even though it's been over ten years since my dad sat me down and taught me a song or a chord his influence is still very strong in the way I think about writing, in how I sing and not to mention the ideas that spark and inspire a lot of the content of my lyrics.
Beginning with writing Like a Tree, I decided to see music as a gift to the people around me, and this has meant that I am seldom in need of inspiration. There is always a story to acknowledge, an event that needs putting to verse, a person that ignites a song that must be written. I figure that if my music is not adding some kind of value to someone's life then I should really be doing something different. And as a result I have ended up ministering to myself without always meaning to.
When people tell me that something in my "songs makes them ache," or that my lyrics are compelling or inspiring or spiritual or whatever adjectives they use, I often feel like saying.... "Welcome." It seems like there isn't much difference between being the listener and the messenger. So I'll keep playing my songs whether you listen or not.
I see it in your eyes
Your heart forgot the rhythm of day and night
And they tell you this is life
You spin until you're dizzy and you're a fool if you ask why
You're longing for a home that you can call your own
Swing your window wide so you can hear my song
Will you let me play my song?