Friends who have followed my music over the years may possibly recognize this week's song. "You Just Are" is a piece I wrote and performed with the Trev Diesel band 6+ years ago, but since I was never able to record it, I decided to bring it in to the One Love, One Year anthology.
While most of my songs are thematically specific, this is one of the most vague that I've posted. I'm not going to go into specifics about my interpretation of these lyrics except to say this: it isn't so much about human/relational love as it is about the "capital-L" Love that holds the universe together, helps us know who we are and gives our lives direction.
seems like only yesterday
we were standing on the frontier of our future
three friends and I taking rides in a beat up old car
and Sammie slinks low in her seat
and turns up the music.
(we think she'll go far
and shoot like a star over this pitiful city
will you know it when you see it?
will your eyes be opened far
when forever meets you in the present
melting time and space and suddenly
you just are
so love, child, love
and she held on dearly to all that we were
even if at times making us all a little bit batty
and her daddy woke up before the sun did every day
and drove all the way to the city
and now we know, we know what they were living for