Between the Lines: An Introduction

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For as long as I can remember, music has always led me to wonder about the person who wrote it—what caused it, where did it come from, how did it get here. It made me want to know them, to understand their story and to see if there were any similarities between their experience and mine.

The goal of "Between the Lines" is to give you what I have always wished to learn about the songwriters and musicians who changed me through their words. I hope that these stories add to your listening experience and help you to enter into the songs more deeply than before.

For each song, there will be two posts. The first will be to tell the story of the song, to describe the circumstances brought it about, to give context for the music you hear. The second will unpack the lyrics line by line, or at least a portion of them—why I love certain lyrics, why I'm still not certain of some, what the original lyrics were and how they've shifted over time. So, my hope is to give you both the song story and how it came to be.

I hope you enjoy it.



P.S. Comments/messages are always welcome!