When did you pen the last verse on the live/Audiotree version of Rosanna? Heavy, beautiful song and the last verse is particularly striking. Almost seems like it embodies the “acceptance” stage of the 5 stages of grief.
A heartbreaking song, of course, but uplifting in the “baby, you’re the reason love is worth it.”
Thanks so much. I can't remember exactly when I wrote it, and I'm admittedly not completely familiar with the stages of grief but that seems to be spot on what was happening. I wrote the initial song less than 6 months after Joseph passed, and added the extra verse at least a full year later. Was definitely part of my process to accept the loss. It broke my heart to write it, but love being worth it is a beautiful conclusion to reach however difficult it may be. Thanks for listening, cheers.
Hey Corey! I'm OBSESSED with your lyrics and I love the guitar in your songs! I'm a little curious about your song writing process. I think song writing is so fascinating but so difficult! Do you write lyrics first or guitar first or both of them together? Do you have ideas of songs picked out long ahead of time or do they come spontaneously? Do you think of an idea to get a song started or just a lyric or two and then build the song around it? What do you do to get inspired? Thank you so so much!! If you ever play out in Canada--specifically southern Alberta I'm there!Corey Kilgannon responded on 10/16/2018 Next question
Are you coming through the PNW anytime soon?? Come play in Portland!!Corey Kilgannon responded on 10/23/2018