I am in love with my songwriting group! Every week someone throws out a catch phrase and we have to write at least a verse and a chorus around it. The phrase for this past week was “swam the seven seas.”
Done With Numb
Written and Performed Live 3/15/14
I swam the seven seas
all in one eve in my dream
waters were calm in the breeze
sharks they were all on my team
I had the hair of a queen
down to my knees and citrine
slowly i awake
more with my mistakes
I’ve been running some
now I’m done with numb
finest of fabrics I wore
up on the 100th floor
gold framed the windows and door
fire filled the room with a roar
I recently had the pleasure of working with a group of aspiring songwriters at Lagrange Elementary School. Last night they performed original compositions at The Oldham County Performing Arts Center and did a phenomenal job. It’s unbelievable how insightful, intelligent and intuitive these young ladies and gentlemen can be, specifically when we provide a safe space for them to freely express themselves. For me, this experience has been a solid reminder that nourishing creativity in our youth is an essential factor for any society that wishes to move forward in a healthy fashion. Thank you Lagrange Elementary… You inspire me!
"Sometimes it blows my mind that there are actually still people who have to stand outside in this weather and hold up signs asking for money. It could be that they brought it on themselves. It could be that they are a product of a sick society where their needs were left un-nurtured. Maybe both. I wrote a poem about it this morning. Writing always makes me feel better."
Catch Andrea Davidson in Omaha this Thanksgiving weekend with special guest Jeffrey Koterba. Tonight (11/29) they are at The Barley Room. Saturday (11/30) they are performing at The Lautertun. Both shows start at 8PM.
A big thanks to all the people who came out to the show on Saturday night at The House of Blues in New Orleans! It was great to see the REK crew again and the people who work at that venue really impressed me. Omaha, here I come!