Today is my personal new year’s eve.
It is the day before I start getting answers to the questions posed in a certain no-longer-cute song by The Beatles.
When I started thinking about commemorating this day here on sixstr stories, several songs came to mind. “Candles” – my old “Happy birthday to me!” ode – popped up first; but my records show that I’d posted that back on August 8, 2010. My two more recent musings on the subject of getting older – “Remaining Seas” and “Best Walked (Life’s A Road)” – made their way into this blog on July 2, 2014 and August 14, 2015, respectively.
Then I remembered this song.
“Through It All” was born on August 2, 2004. Twenty-one days later I had converted the four first-draft verses into three finished verses and a bridge and slipped a few strategically placed guitar licks into the mix. Finally, on September 18, 2004, I wrestled these many parts into a musical and lyrical sequence that, to me, worked.
Listen for yourself!
“Through It All” – Words, Music, Guitar & Vocals by Eric Sinclair.
That track was recorded in my home studio in March, 2005.
On this day, almost thirteen years later, I am pleased to say that “Through It All” still works. It tells the tale.