Go slay all the dragons that stand in your way.
This song is a story about being visited by the ghost of my Grandfather. I grew up down the street from him. He was a giant of a man who loved well, worked hard, played harder, had a laugh as big as the night sky, and a heart of gold. I grew up five doors down the street from him and I'll never really understand all the things he taught me. As I’ve gotten older, the world seems more chaotic and more dangerous than it did to me as a kid. It’s a world full of tragedy and terror, unknowns and fears, and often we get dragged into the abyss of apathy or even despair. But we don’t have to stay there. In this song, my grandfather visits me in the wilderness to sing to me a hymn of courage, to take chances, throw off the shackles of the critics on the sidelines of life, bear witness to the to the truth and justice the world lacks, even though we don’t have a clue what tomorrow may bring.
This song is the heartbeat of this new album. I wrote it with my friend Zach Williams from The Lone Bellow last Fall. He too had a larger than life grandfather and we wanted to pay homage to the lives they lived and the lives they challenged us to live. Everyone has different dragons to fight every day, and we hope this song helps people have the courage to do so. Listen Here.