Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Elephant Man

I am amazed at the life of Joseph Merrick (The Elephant Man), and I have begun writing a song about how closely his thoughts, dreams, fears, aspirations and worries mirror my own feelings toward life and love.

He was an amazing poet and songwriter, and I feel honored to be inspired by him.

"Tis true my form is something odd,
But blaming me is blaming God.
Could I create myself anew, I would not fail in pleasing you.
If I could reach from pole to pole, Or grasp the ocean with a span,
I would be measured by the Soul,
The mind's the standard of the Man."
-Joseph Merrick (The Elephant Man)