I've always had a knack for music. But when I went off to college, I realized that so do A LOT of other people. I was no longer the big fish in a little pond. I felt the intimidation of so many other talented people, and I let it get the best of me.
But over the years, I've learned that doing something well isn't enough... you have to feel it in your heart... I think that's what I was missing back then.
"Dearly Departed" is a song about my fear that I could die without ever REALLY living.