I spent Saturday working on this piece using Logic Pro X, my Ipad and IMac and my Blue Yeti microphone. Composing brings out my OCD. I love nothing more than delving into edits and continually fine tuning the instrumentation and mix and getting it out of my head and into a solid format.
The scandalous NFL Rice and Peterson incidents have instigated much needed discussions surrounding domestic abuse and family violence. The #WhyIStayed comments have been incredibly revealing and I wanted to write a song that was more hopeful and optimistic about the topic. It takes a lot of strength to break out of something bad, especially if it’s been going on for awhile and conditioning takes hold.
This is for the women who aren’t afraid to run.
It’s gotten bad, it sure ain’t good.
His temper’s rising, he’s gotten cruel.
It’s time to go. I’m no longer safe.
Ain’t no therapy, gonna change that face.
I’m gonna run, I’m gonna hide
I’m gonna find, the strength I left, behind, I’m gonna run.
I’ve got a plan. I’ve packed some bags.
Gonna head straight up through North Carolina
I’ve got three thousand dollars, and a clean car title.
I know I’ll be just fine, if I can make it past the state line.
I’ve grown stronger. I’m standing tall.
I may bend, but I’ll never fall….
cause I’m gonna run.
Photo by Sascha Kohlman