The first song on the CD is the first song I wrote after a four-plus year drought. I had started bits and pieces during that
period, but this was the first fully realized song to come out. Mike Grow and I were in the midst of trying to put together
a trio with a female violin player/vocalist and I wanted to write a song for that context.
Giulia is the Italian spelling for that name and it came later in the writing process. Yes, this is based on a real person,
and as is the case in so many of my songs, she is fully fictionalized as well. After she heard this song she quickly vanished
from my circle. Surprise, surprise!
I meet so many sad, broken-hearted women and I wanted to capture the image of one who is so quick to look to religion
for her salvation, when it can be so readily obtained here on Earth. I was raised Catholic, and I have many issues with the
church, but I really don't have problems with those who find comfort there. What I really find difficult to understand are
those who refuse to see what is clearly in front of them. Giulia is one of those people.
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