I always run the risk of reposts, but in the case of "To Heaven" I felt the need to expand on what I've written in the past. More on that in a minute. (Illustration on left: "Stairway to Heaven" by Jim Warren)
"To Heaven" comes from Rain Station's Stonedozer CD (as some or many of you may know). I still think Stonedozer is some of the best music Jay and I have ever recorded and although I really like our new project, Underground (and DARK RIDE is a hoot), I think Stonedozer really captures everything that Rain Station is. The disc just sounds so good to me. It has a good mix of both Jay's and my vocals, musical influences and it really feels connected in so many ways (mentally, physically, spiritually). That may be why I love this one so much.
There is a certain spiritual bend to the tune (obviously) which I don't apologize for. I was raised to believe in God and learned to allow others their own belief system without judgement or criticism.
I wrote, produced and performed this song with backing vocal help from my sister Beth and Idia Huntley. I need to see where Idia is these days - her voice adds such magic to the track.
"Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them" - Richard L. Evans