"Timbercreek" is a song about parting ways with a similar sentiment to "Wild World", in my interpretation anyway. Whether it's a lover, relative, furry or feathered relative, child, parent, car, etc., there are memories attached to things and people. Thanks to Pixar, we're even more consciously aware of our habit to personify inanimate objects like the Mars Rover. :'(
Goodbyes range from sad to bittersweet, it's not just a "Smell ya later." Timbercreek was a complete goodbye. 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, a bunch of hard luck came our way and we had to make an easy decision to cut some financial fat. It was a sentimental process with a few trips down memory lane. I don't want to give too much detail because I'd rather you listen to the whole song and catch the line at the end of a chorus that tells you what I'm talking about.
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.
Chris Strei performing his original song "Timbercreek".
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As this 2019 album gets closer to completion, I've started thinking it would be a neat idea to share an acoustic preview of the songs.