I had an idea for a song way back in December of 2020. It was a groove on the ukulele and a notion about ghosts. I regularly played the groove but I couldn’t get myself around to the actual writing. Playing this hook never fails to make my kids dance around the room. Off and on over the last year, I would try some gibberish over the chords. I felt like I didn’t know the song’s purpose. Maybe I knew where the song was headed but wanted to avoid it. Someday I will lay down on the couch and tell you why I was avoiding it. I tried a couple of different alternative directions. I tried making it about a band of ghosts playing music in the cemetery. I tried making a song about being haunted by the past. I tried making it about honoring your ancestors. I tried writing about overcoming trauma or an obstacle. None of these options were satisfying. Deep down inside, I knew where it wanted to go. I have made peace with the ghosts in this song. I got out of the way and allowed them to roam freely. A breakthrough happened out of nowhere and I was able to capture the idea of two specters that had haunted me. It is not yet finished but I know where the ghosts are going.