Posted on my personal Facebook page on May 17, 2013:
Last night I was up until 4am sifting through countless session files-- mainly full of half-written songs I attempted to create over this last year. For the first time in over 200 days, I felt whole.
Depression is an ugly beast of a disease; there is only darkness. Hopelessness. Pain. On good days-- a tiny glimpse of sunlight. There are too many people to tag, but I want to thank each and every one of you that has crossed my path; whether it was buying me a beer or wiping my tears, it all has meant the world. For those of you I’ve let down along the way, I apologize.
This is not a ploy for likes, attention, or sympathy, although social media is a convenient façade to hide behind! This is a battle I’m fighting, and finally. Finally. I can feel the sun.
Music, you will be made. Story, you will be told.
This is a demo I wrote last July of 2012 at the beginning of my journey into this abyss. It’s far from perfect, but aren’t we all? I wrote this as a letter to myself to remind myself to not deny the pain, but learn how to smile through it. 302 days later, it is time to share it with you.
“Everybody’s got a different story to tell
Even though I’m not a fairy tale
I’m gonna Dance Through the Rain.”
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