Chelue (Behind The Song)

August 22, 2018

I really enjoy a great love story, especially one that revolves around love that has stood the test of time. My great-grandparents had one of those stories. They fell in love young, traveled the country together, raised a family, and watched their grandkids and great-grandkids grow up. Through it all, they had a love for each other that was deep and unshakable. I wrote this song from the perspective of my great-grandfather, Kenneth, as a love letter to my great-grandma, Chelue. It revisits some of the memories they shared and celebrates their full life together.

* The organ part near the end of the song is a nod to the organ that sat in my great-grandparents dining room.
* I loved “playing” that organ as a kid – flipping the switches and experimenting with different sounds.

Read the lyrics for “Chelue”

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