Another song I'm really not sure where it came from. The "chorus" I came up with a few days ago but the rest of the song wouldn't come. Today it felt right, and the song emerged.
As far as where the lyrics came from, it's not clear. I did have a pretty world-flipping day, so I'm incredibly introspective, and this certainly draws on my own fears and experiences both as a son and a father (and especially on an aging human who just embarked on his 40s), but it's not really drawn from specifics.
For that reason, this song feels a little false/makes me feel a little vulnerable, but I ABSOLUTELY love the overall sound and passion of it and it definitely draws out real emotion when I sing it (at least so far when I've been playing it as I've written it). My initial thought, which I have learned is a bad thing to trust, though, is it's the best song I've ever written. I hope I'm at least not too far off once it soaks on me a bit.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts/feedback!