I haven't had kids yet, but I've been around them enough to know... They are very demanding, inspiring, challenging, wonderful creatures. Imperfect reflections of oneself, revealing both the best and worst parts of you. Turning your nihilist ways around and instilling hope in you for a better future. Giving your work purpose. And keeping you up to ungodly hours of the night so that you're fit for nothing intelligent or useful the next day.

I may not have kids, but I have songs. And they've pretty much done all of the above. Lord knows, I've burned more than one pot of beans while trying to make things right for a song. They're my kids... I do my best to be tender with them. Hope you simply enjoy them and maybe, while listening, be reminded of not only a better future, but a better present. Even if it's 3 o'clock in the morning.

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