Everything I Thought I Never Wanted (story and song)

If you’ve followed my blog(s) for long enough, you know about “The Flood of ’07” So called because it was a flood that destroyed our home in 2007. And while there may have been larger floods in ’07, when an event hits you like that, it gets the “The” moniker.

We ended up on the news all day after and Doug Bruhnke of Growth Nation said to me about a week later:

“It’s all the press you ever wanted.”

I replied and said:

All the press I NEVER wanted!

A week or so after later that, I was rolling that idea around my head. I thought about an unexpected love that someone was not looking for.. and voila! the song below was born.

Everything I Thought I Never Wanted

Copyright © 2007 – Matthew Moran

I hope you enjoy!

Notes to the Girl – Everyday Moments

Back in 2012, when my youngest came to live with me full-time, I would make her lunch and put a note it in. The notes covered topics from the mundane to flights of fancy.

After scanning a few and putting them on Facebook, it was recommended I post them on my blog from time to time as well. And so, here we go! Continue Reading →

Damn Fool Heart of Mine

Post 2 divorces, I was chatting with a friend who suggested we date. I explained that I don’t date. And then this short back-and-forth.

She: “You should let your heart lead.”
Me: “My heart’s a damned fool!”

I immediately got the idea for a song.. and the following happened.
* recorded with Audacity

“We’re always playing our part
I follow and you lead me astray
Damn fool heart of mine”

The video and post below is an embed from my Facebook page. I wanted to test that feature.

Story and Song – The Tide – a song about obsession

“That’s a song about obsession!”

I think it was Karen that told me that. I hadn’t really thought about it before but on reflection, I suppose it is.

The Tide – origins

Written between 2006 & 2007 – 2007 being the year of flood, fire, separation, BIG FLOOD! Continuing into 2008 with desperation, divorce, & depression. All those “D’s”

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