From the recording It's Okay (Not to be Okay)

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Written just before brewing chaos changed life as we know it, “It’s Okay (not to be Okay)” was born in Cambria, CA while on my January West Coast Tour of my latest album. Influenced by my musical heroes, Fran Healy of Travis and Michael Stipe of REM, the song reflects current authentic human feelings of anguish and fear surrounded by a giant ambient hug. It’s okay not to be okay. It’s okay to have hard times and bad feelings. And it’s okay to talk about them.

After the pandemic hit and the world was shut down, I felt scared and had very little I could do. I missed music. Teaming up with Jonathan Plum of London Bridge Studios, we were able to create and produce music virtually. Using my experience with garageband, and Jonathan’s multitude of talent and sound engineering, “It’s Okay (not to be Okay) came out as strong and powerful as any in-studio recording.

Lyrics

Everything feels blurry, can’t discern the lines
Minutes turn to hours, lost meaning of the time
Time is just a folder, for memories to find
Helping to unwind

One is just a number, everyone you know is one
Ice can melt to water, waterfalling lone
Lonely days are numbered, but your numbers musn’t grow
Warring undertows

So it’s okay, not to be okay
It’s okay, it’s just another day
You can be not okay as long as you’d like
Wipe away the tears in your eyes

Weight you feel will crush you, deep and heavy sighs
Views you see are foggy, muting distant cries
Crying out the sadness, good to let it go
Living with the hard times, going with the flow

So it’s okay, not to be okay
It’s okay, it’s just another day
You can be not okay as long as you’d like
So wipe away the tears in your eyes

You can’t imagine things getting better
that black you’re in will turn itself to light
Change is not an object you can measure
It starts when you decide to fight the fight

So it’s okay, not to be okay
It’s okay, it’s just another day
You can be not okay as long as you’d like
So wipe away the tears in your eyes

So it’s okay, not to be okay
It’s okay, not to be okay
You can be not okay as long as you’d like
Not okay as long as you’d like