This song was written about living a life as an artist – not wanting create out of an expectation from others.
Whenever someone says that It must be wonderful to know how to draw, paint, create music – I tell them It is not something I want to do, it is my work. I don’t know how to do anything else.
Choosing the life of an artist is the hardest road to travel, and it is not always a joy to create things. It is hard work, and mostly wrought with pain – though the days that work flows and accolades are revealed that make the dark days dim.1
“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” -Van Gogh