One sister for sale!One sister for sale!
One crying and spying young sister for sale!
I’m really not kidding,
So who’ll start the bidding?
Do I hear the dollar?
Oh, isn’t there, isn’t there, isn’t there any
One kid that will buy this old sister for sale,
This crying and spying young sister for sale?
I took the lyric idea for my song "Feelings for Sale" from Shel Silverstien's poem "Sister for sale" and instead of a sister, the item up on the auction block were some old "crying and vying dumb feelings" that I knew I shouldn't keep wrapping myself up in.
It made some sense to me....for how many artists (I had wondered).... be they poets, potters, painters, songwriters or whatever....put their hard to manage feelings... into their work?
Most, if not all, I would imagine.
That is the magic of Art, that it will often turn something that makes the artist feel a little blue, into something that makes someone else smile.
You never quite know just how many tears or smiles are mixed into any one piece but it is indeed a piece of the artist.
Feelings for sale is now available on iTunes! Click HERE to buy this song.
Thank to Millennia Sound Design for turning my rough draft tune into a complete and final mix!
For more recording information and album credits please see below link to this previous blogpost!
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Take care of yourselves. Love Rach