Friday, 28 October 2016

Downie-Experience gives us wisdom

I hesitate to ever tell others what my songs mean. 

I like that people can connect with my songs and find meaning in them for themselves. But, being that my music is also meant to convey my experience to help others, I also want them to get where I am coming from. 

Based on the growing popularity of my recent single release ‘Unavailable’ and having just watched the movie Genius about the author Thomas Wolfe, this really hit home to me. "You have no idea of what I had to go through to get to where I am today - to look at you and feel nothing" ( from the movie Genius) Some of us do not recover quickly or easily when our heart is tossed aside by immaturity. "Pied Piper and Perter Pan" (Unavailable) However; it is this experience that gives us wisdom to know that when we love ourselves first we must be careful with whom we trust with our hearts. And when danger lurks we then step aside. 

"I should've listened to my mother when she said "girl you better run". (from my song "Unavailable" ) There are some people who pull you in because it is the only way for them to feel good about themselves. Lacking their own self esteem they thrive on the energy and esteem of others. Once they have drained you they move on. 

These are the people we love from a very safe distance!