Will He Really Answer Me
Michael McLean feat. John Canaan
YOU'RE NOT ALONE. Thirty years ago I was working at an advertising agency trying to edit some of my unpublished 3 minute songs of hope into 30 second public service announcements. Not knowing what to do with all the songs that refused to fit the commercial length format I tried to talk a small independent book . It was “You're Not Alone,” a song he had originally written for a college friend going through a divorce and the title of the album he had been pitching unsuccessfully for so long. “No one had said, 'Oh, by the way, "You're Not Alone" is going to be the theme of the women's conference,'” McLean says. “So hearing that song. 10 Nov Lyrics for You're Not Alone by Michael McLean feat. John Canaan. Here's a little song To help you get along It'll see you through When you're feeling blue.
Thirty years ago I was working at an advertising agency trying to edit some of my unpublished 3 minute songs of hope into 30 second public service announcements. Made sense to me. The greatest concern was conceptual. Several different singers would perform songs written by one songwriter. This was not just true of the bookstores, but of several others as well. I got so depressed with how things were going for me professionally that I went into hibernation mode.
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Took all my vacation and comp time and shut down. My father-in-law had tried for years to get me enthused about the sport, but it never appealed to me.
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Fly fishing was for people with too much time on their hands, nowhere else to go and nothing else to do…Wait a minute…that described me perfectly. The appeal was three fold.
One, it was beautiful. Two, my father-in-law tied his own flies and knew where the fish lived…and Three: Nevertheless, I did manage to get my No. But it was a thrill just the same and I loved that little fish.
Made sense to me. Seeing my bearded reflection in the window of the truck, all decked out in my hip boots, vest and the finest fishing hat ever, I found a new identity: Took all my vacation and comp time and shut down. All images, unless otherwise indicated, are from Mormon Newsroom
Before I placed him back in the stream I kissed his nose and told him that we had a lot in common…we were both young and not too crafty in the ways of the world, and that we should never attribute to stupidity that which can adequately be explained by hunger.
A fellow failure had snagged him self on my line and we were bonded forever. Regardless of what deep psychological link were going on inside, I was hooked—pun intended—and came back to the condo with the tales of my expedition.
I relived every cast, ever strike, every happy moment I spent that evening knee deep in crystal clear water and bathing in blue sky and pine needles. The next morning I raced to the fly fishing shop and bought some Ranger Hip Boots and more accessories than someone You Re Not Alone Michael Mclean Lyrics my skill level deserved. Seeing my bearded reflection in the window of the truck, all decked out in my hip boots, vest and the finest fishing hat ever, I found a new identity: All was right with the world.
I even felt like I could face my recent round of rejections given the rejuvenating power of a great trout stream. Three days after returning from Idaho, I was back in the same place I was before I left, aware of my failures and unsure how to proceed.
It was Saturday and my escape route that day was a long nap in the basement. What woke me was a song.
The lyrics seemed simple enough, but grabbed me in the gut. I was hooked and the melody reeled me up from the basement into the family room. A young woman with a beautiful voice was singing to a large audience of women, and the performance was being broadcast live, via satellite to viewers throughout the world. My wife came over to me and gave me a hug.
Not every songwriter gets their song sung round the world. I was hearing that song for the first time, not as the one who had written it, but as the one it was written for. The following Monday morning I got a call from my friends at the book publishing company. RSS feed for comments on this post.
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