I think like everyone, the tragic events of January 8 and Congress on the Corner with Gabrielle Giffords, tugged at my heart and my mind. Like many things all my life, I translated my feelings and thoughts into a song. Most often they are sung extemporaneously off my back porch to the stars and neighbors. Occasionally, some become whole cloth, and sometimes a few make it into the studio.
As everyone was, Gabby’s very public battle and triumphant visit to the House floor moved me. Just for a moment in these crazy years we put vitriol aside. Yet, still there are those who will not return and the poignancy of it all was only amplified by husband, Endeavor, Captain Mark Kelly, who returned to space for a final journey. For all the public nature of these events, there is yet something very private about it all.
So, I don’t want to say much. Yes the lyric, “too many bullets in the gun” speaks to our insane gun laws, but it speaks equally to life itself and the unknowing that stands loaded for all of us. Please take some time to listen.