Life is a beautiful messy adventure. One of the ways that I find peace is through writing. The song Open Heart was a collaboration with my friends, but the lyrics tell my story of losing a mentor and accepting the humanity of each person, while finding my own strength standing on my own.
The lyrics are below. The video was filmed by my friends at the Yellow Couch after the Black Little Birds performed at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh.
Tell me where to land, my hero falls but I still stand. A priceless thing now secondhand,
My faith it shakes but my heart demands to keep the doors of love wide open and feel every break until it’s broken.
Your words of wisdom they’re still spoken. My words are melodies are a token for the innocence that’s been stolen.
You make me feel crazy, crazy things.
With new eyes I see you now and take the sweet with the sour. Knowing no one on earth is perfect and everyone has their burdens. I find peace in honesty from the pedestal I set you free.
(What would I ever do without you)
I feel my heart growing, it’s opening up. You make me feel crazy, crazy things.