Retool

Retool

It's that time of the year.

For a moment everything had stopped and we got a full picture of our family and friends all around us. Now slowly, in the post-haze of Christmas holidays and New Year celebrations, we dizzily make our way back to our business. Take your time friends.

Welcome to 2018.

Hope all is great with you. I usually take the weeks between mid-December and the first of January to "retool." I heard that term used first in the steel mills around Birmingham, Alabama when I was a collegiate working a job for a fire and safety company. I will spare you the work details to say that when a machine has to start making a part that is a little different than last year's part, they pause the whole operation, shut down all the processes, and take apart the machine so they can convince it to make the new part, the new shape, for the new year. Everything has to stop.

I am retooling.

I sense some new shapes to be made in 2018. There are a lot of hungry people out there.

I have written 30 songs since October of 2017, today only three made the cut for presenting this year on the stage. This song did not make the cut, yet, but I am sharing the lyrics with you so you can feel some of my creative process. I was in Matthew 25 when I was dealing with it

Not everything lasts
Not everything comes up roses
Not every angel is in heaven
Not every demon is in hell
Ask me how I know
And I will show you
The people I have used
The lovers I’ve abused

Take me apart
Like the sheep from the goats
Like a stone from what floats
Take me apart to put me together again
Take me apart to find out
What makes this clock tick
What makes this heart sick
Take me apart to put me together again

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