Okay, boys n’ berries. I wanted to share a song with you. (You can click the play button below to hear the tune.)
I wrote this in 1982, when I figured I was in the closet forever. I almost never played this song for 25 years, then I started singing it again.
Maybe this tune will speak to a familiar place to some of you. It’s about feeling a little bit like you’re in a bad place, but trying to find hope and joy in spite of all the darkness. In this tune, it seems like the odds are against me. But here I am. Anyway, the title of the song is “There is a Reason,” and it’s a little time capsule. New York City, Spanish Harlem, 24 years old. Hungry, frightened, hopeful.
“There is a Reason” by James Boylan © 1982 Mean Streak Music.