I wrote “Flowers” in the winter of 2006 while taking a course in Craniosacral Therapy. As we explored the deeper parts of ourselves, I came across a space within myself that held an old and elusive memory of my father, who died when I was only 2.
The song “Flowers” is about the importance of my relationship with my dad, but how quickly it ended and the difficulty in holding on to the memories. Sometimes they surface and hint at a rich connection, but always, they quickly fade.
This summer, I had the privilege of working with a talented musician and friend, Dave Parker. We worked through a couple of my original songs and chose two to record, one of which was “Flowers.” Dave made some insightful additions to the song as well as created and played drums and bass on the recording. Oh yeah, he also recorded the song in his new studio, an amazingly talented guy. Thanks, Dave!
Here is the final recording. Let me know what you think.