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I wrote this song on a hike in the Poudre Canyon. I was contemplating the aftermath of a breakup - how in relationships, we tend to share our special spots with significant others, eager to show them the spaces that bring us comfort and define us as individuals.
That's all well and good, but where does that leave us when the relationship ends and we've unknowingly tarnished our lovely hideaways with new memories and associations?
There often comes a time in the wake of a relationship at which we must return to those places, face the memories of the last time we were there with that formerly special someone, and reclaim them, restoring the sense of solace they provided pre-relationship.
On this particular hike, I spent a fair amount of time ruminating about the person with whom I'd last visited that trail, but after working through those memories and the heartache that ensued, I stopped in my tracks and looked up...
Up and out at the beauty surrounding me. I listened to the whispering wind, took a breath of fresh mountain air, and instantaneously felt that my connection to that place had been restored, my experience no longer tainted with those stinging recollections.
I realize that I can't actually delete that person/those experiences from my memory, but I can empower myself to shift my outlook, face the heartache, and hold onto the enhanced versions of my beloved little corners of the planet.
This song will be available on all streaming platforms April 10th, but if you'd like to show a little extra love and support, you can download it today for a buck. I hope this resonates with you - thank you for listening!
Roll down the window another crack
I wanna feel the wind on my shoulder
I'm moving on, getting my groove back
On this summer day in October...
Goosebumps sweep the surface of my skin
But I let myself shiver - I want to feel something
I'm off to rewrite some memories
Terrain that was tarnished in the wake of you and me
You can temporarily knock the sweetness out of me
But I keep producing honey
I lent you a little time, but I'm taking back what's mine
All of the things that you took from me...
I took a leap of faith and shared my favorite spaces with you, babe
But that don't mean those memories can't be easily replaced
I'm erasing you from those scenes I once knew
And reclaiming them for me...
Edit, delete and save.
Pitter pat go my feet up to the treeline
I'm drinking in that mountain air
This bluebird sky, no clouds in sight, is far more bright than when
You and I were last here...
I let this and that distract me and relax me
Learning this alone time, like apple wine, is a sweet treat
I'll leave when in place of your bitter mark
Is the butterscotch scent of ponderosa bark
I know I can't wipe my mind clean
Of every side of you I've seen
I'm sure there's good in you if I dig down deep
But my mining days are through
And I ain't losing no more sleep, no, losing no more sleep...
released April 10, 2020
Recorded at Third & James Studios - Denver, CO
Engineered by Joshua Olsen & Matt Legge
2nd Engineers: Duncan Britt & Grant Gibson
Edited & Mixed by Matt Legge at Third & James Studios - Denver, Colorado
Mastered by Jim DeMain at Yes Master Studios - Nashville, TN
Music & Lyrics: Zoe Berman
Lead Vocals, Backup Vocals, Piano, Rhodes, B3: Zoe Berman