John Lennon famously said that songwriting was like cockroaches in your kitchen in the middle of the night–you turn on the light and they all scatter. (Clearly, he lived in New York.) The point (I think) was that often, like lots of parts of life, we don’t understand exactly what we’re getting when we’re getting it, or where it comes from or where it will go. We have to trust what comes in when it does, and understand that if we shine too bright a light on the process it all might disappear. To that end, I’m getting ready to record a new EP (yippee!). I was putting some demos together, which lead to combing through some older stuff, and I came across this song I wrote 4 or 5 years ago called “Come Undone”. The song came in quickly, and then I promptly set it aside, because I was scared of what it was saying. The thing is, now I just like it. For what it was, for what it is, and for what it did. Funny thing, those cockroaches… xox Listen: Come Undone Lyrics: Sometimes I manage to raise my head sometimes I don’t Some days I manage to make the bed, some days I won’t Sometimes I love you so much it’s all I can do To keep from falling falling falling down on you Hey you know I love you Hey loving you is so fun Hey although I love you Hey sometimes I’m scared my love will come undone And in the morning when the sun is shining It’s hard to believe that anyone could lie We all seek and search and want the truth but When it comes down to it what we need is proof Hey you know I love you Hey loving you is so fun Hey although I love you Hey sometimes I’m scared my love will come undone And in the darkness when I just can’t sleep I slip away baby I crawl I creep I never know if it will be all right Or if I’ll come back at the end of the night When it comes down to it what we want is love When it comes down to it we all push and shove When it comes down to it we’re all on a cliff Shouting screaming falling what if what if what if Hey you know I love you Hey loving you is so fun Hey although I love you Hey sometimes I’m scared my love will come undone
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