Destiny

I have written two songs with the title “Destiny.”

The first was in April 1994 while I was a student at Berklee College of Music. It was full of hope and expectation of a life just about to begin.

The second was in August of 2002. At that time, I was a husband and father of 3 with my hands full of responsibilities. The dream of recording music and touching the world seemed far away.

In June 2015, I realized how these two separate songs were meant to fit together. Two halves of the same story – beauty, anticipation, anguish, longing…

Destiny.

As I stand on this darkened stage
Bartender counts the money he made
But nothing has changed but the time of day
What am I even doing here anyway?

Wasted time with some money and friends
Keeping alive the things that might have been
But nothing has changed but the time of year
Knowing that I have got to get out of here

Believing that one day, you’re gonna all know my name
Believing in something, I could never explain
So, why am I still standing here
On this darkened stage after all the years gone by?

Destiny, an afterthought of reckless youth and faded memories
Destiny, I’m calling out to anyone, can you tell me, what’s my destiny?

Destiny, come to me
I’m ready for all you may bring
Adventure, foreign shores
Every night a new song to sing
And over every hill a new tale to tell

I’m gonna live like there’s no tomorrow
Cast away my pain and sorrow
And follow where you lead
That’s my destiny

Believing that one day, I’m gonna change the whole world
Believing in something, greater than ever before
I’ve committed all my energy
To pursue this holy destiny for you

Destiny, a riddle of the paradox of God’s own mysteries
Destiny, I’m calling out to anyone, can you tell me, what’s my destiny?
Well, I’m calling out to anyone, can you tell me, what’s my destiny?