I don't always write from personal experience, though I suppose there is a lot of me in each song. I'm not a person who likes to re-explore emotional pain. But at the suggestion of my girlfriend Stacey I wrote this about my past...about moving on, and how it's still hard even though I don't cognitively think about this stuff, I remember the feeling of it and that is still with me.
Christina is a person in this song, but I suppose the name could be a stand in for anything. It's tough but we'll all be alright. Things all work out in the end, so if it hasn't worked out, it's not the end.
Keep your head up.
Recorded on a 1938 000-18 in Denver, CO.
By: Martin Gilmore (Timtomtodd Music, ASCAP) 2012
Christina, I recall that road
Apical sun, weaving through the cold
Christina, I still feel that day
My heart, my bones, my back still aches
Christina all our time is spent
Long ago, who knows where it went
Still I can’t Keep bits from holding on
Christina you’re gone
Christina, I’ve blamed, but I’ve made terms
Like everyone I have lost and I have learned
And that was worth the time
Christina, you thought your dream was ideal
But I’m glad it didn’t turn out real
Maybe that’s just spite
Christina the things that I recall
Aren’t even memories at all
Just how I feel
Christina that’s what’s left of you
Idle chords softly ringing through
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