Girlfriends are great, aren’t they? I mean, they’ve inspired a lot of guys to write a lot music since music was just banging a couple of rocks together. So the newest song released in my Banjo-centric project, Morning Dew, was inspired by one of those. (Girlfriends, not rocks.)
The year was 1990. The place was the heartland of America. The time was the height of Insane Gulf War I. The girlfriend was Arab. Which did not go over well with my gung-ho neighbors in said American heartland. Never mind that she was Lebanese, from a Christian family, spoke flawless English. But hey, knee-jerking morons will be knee-jerking morons, this is all water long since over the dam, and my native country has gone on to new and improved insanity. The reason I bring it up is because it bears on the title of this song. Said girlfriend’s name meant, essentially, morning dew in Arabic.
The song was written while the relationship was in full swing, but it was prophetic of the eventual outcome. It was that short-sweet-hard-to-beat affair that blindsides everyone once in a lifetime (at least I sincerely hope so). But really, it was doomed from the outset. No, not cultural differences or anything like that. She was (and I presume still is) an intellectual. I was, and still am, a banjo player. How do these things happen? Lord have mercy on us poor worms here below.
So anyway… take a listen to this banjo-centric folk-rock song and let me know what you think:
LISTEN TO “MORNING DEW”:
Thanks for dropping by. Have a nice morning. Stay out of jail.