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my blakean year

almost all the songs i record are collaborations but occasionally i write a little song myself. i hear the melody in my head and sit on the floor with my acoustic guitar. after a bit of struggle i work it out and bring it to my band.

i have worked on this song for awhile. reading a lot of william blake as well as the wonderful blake biography by peter ackroyd. his life was a testament of faith over strife. he suffered poverty humiliation and misunderstanding yet he continued to do his work and maintained a lifelong belief in his vision. he has served as a good example in facing my own difficulties and feeling a certain satisfaction in doing so.



my blakean year lyrics

"The Divine Image", by William Blake

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