Behind The Song: “Willing & Able”

August 24, 2018

I wrote this song during a season of uncertainty. My wife and I had recently moved back to the US after living in Thailand for two years and there were a lot of questions around where to live, what jobs to take, how to regain a sense of purpose. It was a time that made it challenging to write with any level of clarity. “Willing & Able” is a love song to my wife. It’s an earnest expression of commitment even in the seasons of life where you can’t find the words to say what’s in your heart. I’ve found that there is great joy in seeing those times through to the end and in the hope that emerges afterward.

Notes
* This is the oldest song on the record. It was written in May 2015.
* I finished writing everything but the bridge for this song in one evening.

Lyrics
I’ve been trying to find
The perfect way to say what’s on my mind
You’re the only reason I get
Hung up on the words every time, I lose my mind

I may never find the words to say
How my love for you will never fade away
I’ll be here for you willing and able

It’s a mystery
Why you give your love away to me
But you speak straight to my heart
Every time you land that kiss upon these lips

I may never find the words to say
How my love for you will never fade away
I’ll be here for you willing and able

Take my hand as we walk through this life
My love, I need you by my side
I hope you’ll need me too

Take my hand as we walk through this life
My love, I need you by my side
I hope you’ll need me too

I may never find the words to say
How my love for you will never fade away
I’ll be here for you willing and able

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