Singled Out: Janet Robbins' Sparks
Sparks may be my favorite track from the Cd. I was living in Asheville NC when I wrote it. It began from a piece of a guitar loop I'd made, sort of a rhythmic drone part and I began singing over it. The melody was there from the beginning so I started working on lyric.
I like to write in the hours before sunrise during fall and winter months, and from my home there in Asheville, I could see Mt. Pisgah and the Blue Ridge mountains, usually with a cloud of mist at the base and over the valley. This song is part prayer, thank you note, and reminder. For the gifts of this earth I'm so grateful. For whatever spark of divinity we might be inspired by, I pray for. And in this realm, this society of death culture, remember to live a passionate life.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!