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Too Much?

I’m trying to spend more of my free time creating. As part of this effort, I am working on writing and recording one song every month. This pace gives me a little breathing room to balance life, while still forcing me to sit down and construct a melody, write lyrics, and complete a recording every 30 or so days. I wrote about this humble endeavor last month in a post titled Creativity in Your Life.

I am happy to report that, with a few days to spare, I have completed the recording of a song – the first one I’ve completed in a long time. It’s called “Too Much?” The song is extremely low-fi, recorded with the aid of my daughter’s karaoke machine microphone, garage band, and my macbook in my basement hideout. Like it or not, I promised to share. The song and the lyrics are below. Click on the link and give a listen. If you like it, feel free to download, copy, and share.

Is it too much to ask to love one another?
Is it too much to ask to swallow our pride?
Is it too much to ask you, my sisters and brothers?
Is too much to ask you to open your minds?

Is it too much to ask that we learn how to listen?
Is it too much to ask we consider both sides?
Is it too much to ask for kindness or compassion?
Is it too much to ask you to understand why?

Is it too much to ask, that we look past the surface
Is it too much to ask, that we see what’s inside
Is it too much to ask that we dig a little deeper
Is it too much to ask you to walk in the light?

Is it too little? Is it too late?
Is it our destiny? Is it our fate?
Isn’t there something that you could do
to open your heart and break through?


With one song completed, I’m now on to create something new. It feels great. I hope you enjoy the song. Maybe it will inspire you to create something too. It need not be perfect – certainly this song is proof of that. Realize, it’s not about perfection, it’s about progression. Create something and change yourself in the process.

“Too Much” will be listed with other songs on my Music page. Feel free to listen, download to your ipod, and share. Thanks to Artie Isaac for continuing to teach me the importance of practicing creativity.