“At one point my wife and I had a mild misunderstanding. I wouldn’t even call it a fight. She was miffed, taking our young son out, wishing I’d be a little more involved. But there I was, the musician manic and possessed, holding everything up. Without me, it all collapses, so I’m feeling quite put upon. As she walks out the door, I say to myself, ‘I wrote a song for everyone and I couldn’t even talk to you.’ It was actually a true emotion that took on a larger meaning. It’s still a special song in the sense that it keeps my feet on the ground. You sit and write these songs, yet you try to talk to your own son and daughter and maybe you’re totally inadequate, trying to explain life to a child.”
—John Fogerty, 1997
Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy – Wrote A Song For Everyone
Dedicated with love to my daughter, Leilani.