But if you think about it, I may have written “Standing on the Rock” Standing on The Rock Audio when I was feeling all agitated by the 2008 presidential elections, (and it sure fits again now!) but I still had to do a little acting to return to that emotional place when I sang the song in 2013 in the recording studio for the album…
How do we tap into our emotions in a way to really communicate them to someone else? Isn’t that exactly what a really good song, a really great performer does for you? That’s who I want to be! My music is all about sharing my heart to touch yours… and somehow that makes us one. That moves us closer to hope, love, action, compassion and God Himself.
Indeed, to them you are nothing more than one who sings love songs with a beautiful voice and plays an instrument well, for they hear your words but do not put them into practice.
Heaven forbid my songs have so little impact as this!
Let me write you a love song for your wedding, or sing about how God has changed your life… or sing an old favorite hymn at your mother’s memorial, or a rousing chorus of “The Wheels on the Bus” for your toddler’s birthday… but whatever I do, let it be from the heart.
I will continue to teach my voice students how to breath and smooth out their break and hear the pitch more accurately etc -but most of all I pray I can pass on that passion for communication !