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This album is based on the on-going conversations I've been having with God over the past couple years about a great many things including my doubts, pride, fears, failures, and anxieties.
It's also about honesty and being open about your weaknesses and failures. I feel like when we drag these things out into the open we disarm their power over us, and also let others who suffer from the same things find a solace in knowing they're not alone.
I think there is a bit of a motif of innocence lost and a desire to regain it as well throughout the tracks.
With that said, I hope each of you glean your own unique prospective from the album and that it speaks to whatever context you live in somehow. My hope is that the "You's" and "Me's" in our lives fade and the "Us" becomes more significant. I hope that eventually we will see that though our own journeys take us different places and create unique situations, that within our spirits we are an "Us." We have a shared internal experience of pride, shame, regret, anxiety, etc. I also hope that we begin to feel the "Us" emerge in our spiritual journey as we wrestle with the pursuit of an unfathomable creator we cannot see who is wrapped in mysteries we cannot conceive. May we one day address and think of our creator in familial way as we would a friend or family member.
released October 13, 2014
Recorded by: Rusty Vining
All instruments and vocals by: Rusty Vining
Words and Music: Rusty Vining
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