"What lies ahead I have no way of knowin'."
- Tom Petty
"Time To Move On" from the album "Wildflowers"
Timbercreek is song about goodbyes. It was at one of the many times that my life with Natalie changed in order for us to be in a better position. In 2016, as our heads were just above water, we found ourselves enough hard luck to sink us completely and have to move on from an apartment that we turned into such a comfortable home. Movie nights, fights, make ups, songwriting, and just growing together and becoming more acquainted. It was a sentimental process with a few trips down memory lane. These lyrics are a bit more specific than I think I meant for them to be, but at the same time, I meant for it to be autobiographical like most of my songs are. So I hope you like our little love story.
This song wasn't actually planned to be in this group of songs. I originally told Iain I wanted to have an EP ready for my BlackBird Tour. We ended up running out of time because of work schedules, so we decided it would be a better idea to take our time and get the best product we possibly could. Then I remembered "Timbercreek" - along with some others that I had put on the backburner - and started thinking it would be fun to add more songs and make it an album.
"I, I, I wanna get out of this one horse town by the moonshine, yeah. By The Moonshine (on BandCamp)"
I think sometimes, when you need a vacation, you really just need to decompress. Go for a late night drive. Maybe even park somewhere secluded, or semi-secluded, and just sit and stare out the windshield with nothing but the glow of the car radio. I love late night drives. I love the night. One night in 2017, life was feeling awful and when life feels bad I like to get out on the road. So I headed for the car with Natalie on a Thursday night. Grabbed 5 cans of beer (drank 2 in total) because it was the night before pay day and we only had money for a 5 pack, and we parked on the side of the road behind the Brantford airport. It was great, it was just us, the country music on the radio, the full moon, and no where to be. I'd love to say that my music transcends to deeper cause than reflecting or painting a picture, but I can't. I write most of my songs when I need to journal about something and then I dissect them on here. I love that this song really paints the picture of that night, and I love the tweaks that Iain McNally made to the chord progression.