Since the CD came out years ago, I get a lot of questions about this track. Here's the story: I was seeing a girl at the time who's father was stricken with cancer. The woman was getting ready to attend a pre med program and had chosen to become a physician.
I had the music but needed lyrics. As I was going though this with her, I realized that although she might accomplish great things and endure a tough rigorous program, her father might never see her reach the goals she set for herself. Goals that he had laid the groundwork for her to achieve.
What would she think when she 'finally got there' and he wasn't around to share this great success?
Well, at this same time I learned that my mentor and guitar teacher that really treated me like a son had just passed away. I had not seen him in years and had progressed quite a distance since he last saw me. So, we were in similar situations and shared the pain of knowing that our 'Teachers' would never see the outcome of their work.
So, I tried to write what a child might say to a great parent, if they were lucky to have a great parent who took the time with them, taught them and truly cared, as her dad did for her and as my teacher (Pete DeMarzo) did for me.
The music was done on analog 8 track and there are no manipulations of the sounds..all guitars were recorded in real time exactly as heard. There is a Roland 707 and DX7 on 2 tracks.
What was her reaction to the song? We parted ways before the song was recorded. As far as I am aware, she has never heard it.
Thanks to everyone for your interest in this song. I feel it is by far my best lyric and a good representation of my rock playing in the early 1990's (wow..this is really old now!)