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Jamie R Hawkins / Blog

The Songs Are My Friends by Jimmer

I've been writing songs for so long now - I guess they are like the tapestry of my life. Song writing, for me, isn't about the performance or the money (although that would be nice!), it's about the expression of thoughts and feelings - releasing into the world the thoughts and emotions that I would normally struggle with internally. If I were to quit writing I don't think I could survive - in fact, writing may have saved my life on more than one occasion. And it's not all about internal struggle and depression - sometimes, it can be an expression of joy, a celebration of life and all its blessings. Either way, it's a much needed outlet for me and I am grateful everyday for my humble gift. If my songs touch others, then that's an added bonus - relate to them how you will, find your own meanings and make them your own. If you find the kind of peace that I get just by writing them, I'm happy for you. My only regret is that I don't have the technical knowledge or equipment to record them - they always sound so much better in my head and, if I'm honest, I'm a bit embarrassed by the recordings I've produced (but not by the songs themselves - the songs are my friends). One day soon, I hope to do them justice by re-recording them as they were intended. Anyway, hope you enjoyed my first ever blog - hope it wasn't too boring. :-) Increase The Peace Jimmer