I wrote letter home in prison. And the song was a result of raw feelings. I don’t mention prison lightly, I don’t mention it because I’m proud of it, I mention it because there are people who want to know. It affects whether they will listen to me. Some people believe, once tainted by anything, always bad. So, I learned to mention it so there is no mistake. I came from rough circumstances, didn’t learn my lessons, and so wound up in prison where I finally did get my shit together.
This song is self explanatory, or should be with that background.
I wrote the song and it sat for several years without music. Like everything that sits for awhile, I forgot about it. Then my sisters last son was off to the ARMY and the fact that I had written the song popped into my head.
I sat down in my little studio I have and wrote some music and recorded this demo… It means just as much to me as a song about missing anyone, or being apart from anyone in any circumstances, as it did as a song I wrote starring out the barred windows of the cell I was in when I wrote it about prison and being apart…