Behind the Song - Red Today
I wrote this song in honor of a young friend, Tyler Hastings, whose funeral I recently attended. Most of the attendees were fellow Red Cross workers, all wearing their red shirts in honor of him. Red is usually such an aggressive color, but on this day, I saw it through a softer lens and decided to write about it in the context of mourning and celebration of life. Tyler was one of my Patreon supporters, and he never failed to offer encouragement and humor, not just to me, but to everyone around him. I'm very thankful to have known him.
red today, i’m seeing red todayi’m seeing red today
not in an angry way
red like a cross that saves on disastrous days
or a heart that loves in fantastic ways
read like the cartoons when you’re searching for laughter
red like a curtain that falls from the rafters
at the end of a play, we all make our way off the stage
and i don’t pretend to be certain
but i’m pretty sure that curtain will rise again
it’s just a matter of when
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