A few years ago when I was dabbling with writing country music I had many other songwriters (and read various articles online myself) try to give me advise on what I should and shouldn't write about to fit this genre.
Having never listened to a lot of country music I tried to follow the "rules" but quickly became frustrated by them all.
A few songs I'd written, one of which was titled "Does my ass look big in these jeans" had me leaning towards trying to find my own tongue in cheek style of writing but of course there still there came the inevitable comments about what I "shouldn't say".
Eventually I threw my hands up in protest and wrote this song as an expression of my dislike for following rules.
It was also when I stopped trying to write for other people and began writing music simply to please myself.
This song is not meant to offend the die hard country folk.
Well, maybe poke just a little bit of fun at them :)
Be warned, there's a bad word thrown in there for good measure.
There's another word you might think is a VERY bad word but it's not...it's just the way it comes out.
As for the bad wig. I pulled most of it out of my mouth by the end.
My beautiful young sister graciously volunteered to participate in the making of this music video when she was nine months pregnant.
In fact I think it was only a week later that she gave birth to her precious little daughter.
Many thanks go to her for lending me her gorgeous belly for this clip, and of course baby Madalynn.
I wrote the song as a celebration of being a mother myself with the double meaning of our connection to mother earth.
I had hoped to get some AMAZING nature footage to put in this, but what with the summer heat and now the summer floods, well..... makes it a bit hard to get out there filming.
Still, I hope what is there will demonstrate some of my appreciation for nature.
Tribeworld Ensemble contributed to the recording of this track and David Pendragon produced it....wonderfully :)
It actually started off as something strange and accapella like.
Many thanks to everyone involved, especially David who stopped me from dismissing this song altogether in its rawest form.
This is only really a first edit so I expect that over time it will evolve but in the meantime, if you care to, any suggestions or comments are most welcome!