The Old & The Young - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - Single
This song was born out of one such tragedy where down in Texas on a morning not any different than most mornings, a man walks into a sleepy church filled with friends and families, young and old, open fires and slays half the church. From grandpas and grandmas to unborn babies. I can't relate much to folks who suffer from flooding or earthquakes because I live in the midwest where these things don't happen much if ever. It was harder to relate to fires decimating homes and lives out in California and Colorado, but this, this hit home in a very real way. I was raised in church my whole life and while I don't attend Sunday morning church anymore on a regular basis, I can imagine the decimation which was brought on this little church and I get sick in my heart thinking of how this could've have been my family, friends, and loved ones. I could've lost my wife, my children, my parents, to the devil and a madman.
So out of the familiar and atrocious, out of the broken and utter horror of this moment, I wrote this song. Loss is loss and pain is pain in any language. But music has a way of reaching where we can't touch and speak. We feel. We search. We long. We pray. Let's not forget to reach out and use the talents and gifts which we think are insufficient and ho-hum, and make our world a better place. This song is for the hurting and the yearning.