When I wrote this song, the message felt strong. I just wonder who had to write this type of letter to someone they loved because they had to let go so they could find themselves. Good luck to everyone trying to “make it.” Whether you are outside of America or in New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Kansas City, St. Louis, New Orleans or the beautiful Nash Vegas…keep pressing on. Let the whole world know you exist. Your music will speak to someone.
I don’t have many words to say about this song. It’s emotional. Maybe it could use a rewrite, but that is where a good co writer should come in. I mean, you can count on me to chop down a good walking path through the forest so we can get to the other side, but if you want to take the scenic route, then you need to carve out your own path. LOL.
Have you ever experienced being close friends with someone that wants to be more than a friend, but you just don’t see the potential for something more or you are afraid of ruining the friendship? Even though they are always there for you, you still keep going back or staying with someone else who doesn’t deserve you. Well, I wrote about it. If I could go back to high school and make different decisions. If I only knew then what I know now, things would be so much different. Or would they?
I have been writing this song for years. I was so focused on the topic of truck driving that I was missing the main focus of the song. “A woman’s story.” Finally recently, a voice came into my head and said, “focus on her story, tell her story, that is what the song is about.” And so I did. Less about focusing on the technical jargon regarding truck driving, and more about the dream a woman has, that she plans on making come true.
“Miss Jackson,” because I’m NASTY, posted a video to her fans on her official website and social media accounts letting us all know that she is separated from her husband, and they are in court and the rest is in God’s hands. Janet thanks God for her baby and says he is so healthy, beautiful, sweet and so loving.
Janet is continuing her tour as promised that started and was also postponed in 2015. The once “Unbreakable World Tour” is now the “State of the World Tour,” in which she says has nothing to do with politics. It’s about people, the world, relationships and just love. She thanked all of her fans for our patience and support over the years.
Stevie Nicks has also mentioned this in the past, especially her advice for children to not be glued to the computer or smart phone or television or video games and go out and play. If only it were safe for children to go outside and run around, my opinion.
Getting back to Bjork. I believe she see’s social media as a tool, not a way of life as it has now become for most of humanity. She said during her interview with Pitchfork, “Maybe there are a lot of kids now who don’t know how to walk in a forest and do basic outdoorsy things. You can be on Facebook for a long time, and then you get a feeling in your body like you’ve had three hamburgers. You know it’s trash. I always advise my friends: just go for a walk for an hour and come back and see how you feel then. I think we’re meant to be outdoors. I was brought up in Iceland, and even if it was snowing or raining, I would be outdoors all day. Entertain yourself. Do shit. I think we need to put humanity into technology-the soul. It’s about using technology to get closer to people, to be more creative.”