For some time now it’s been drifting around in my thoughts…I wanted to write a song for my brother. It’s simple really. It came easy, like rain falling, like hope rising. There’s so much to say and all I had to do was get out of the way and let it all flow.

Here’s the inspiration for the different parts of the song:

Verse 1
The first verse is basically me saying how much I trust that Joshie knows the path he needs to walk on…and how I also know that my sister Lucinda and myself will always be there to walk with him, sometimes in person, sometimes in heart, but always there.

CHORUS
The chorus is about how similar we are in so many ways, even though we are incredibly different in so many ways too. I am blessed that we’ve always kept it clear, kept it simple and real between us.

Verse 2
The second verse is about how his high regard and love for me warms me up, keeps me feeling ok when sometimes I’m not feeling so ok. He’s living in Australia, so every sunrise I see, he got to see a few hours before me (ie: warmed it up for me)…I think that’s pretty cool!

Bridge (middle piece)
Joshie and I shared a room until I was about 13, so in the bridge I’m talking about the times when we’d lie in our beds and talk until late into the night, when the lights were out and it was pitch dark, sharing secrets, stories and dreams. I treasure those times with my brother.

Verse 3
The final verse is about how our whole family is filled with storytellers and dreamers. On our Mom’s side we have nomadic tribes from ancient Russia in our heritage…they were wandering shamans and gypsies. On our dad’s side we have minstrels who played in the courts of France and even a pirate at some point. I love the storytelling aspect of life and I love how our whole family embraces that.

“yes we are all dreamers…but every truth was once a dream.”

Joshie, this one is for you.
With love
Nate

Lyrics

Keep on brother, it’s all I can say
You know the way, you know the way
Wait up brother, wait for us
I will walk beside you with our sister that’s enough

Oh brother, brother look and see
So many similarities
Oh brother, brother you and me
Keep it simple… Brother Joshie

Shine on brother where you are
Know that you still warm me up even when you shine from far
I hug every sunrise ‘cos I know
It’s you who warmed it up for me just a little while ago

Oh brother, brother look and see
So many similarities
Oh brother, brother you and me
Keep it simple… Brother Joshie

You were there when it was dark
Talking until dawn or
Sleep stole words and stilled our muffled laughs
We kept it simple Brother Joshie

Storytellers yes we live with flair
It runs within our blood from Gypsies we descend
This pirate minstrel family
Yes we are all dreamers but every truth was once a dream
Yes we are all dreamers but every truth was once a dream
Yes we are all dreamers but every truth was once a dream

Oh brother, brother look and see
So many similarities
Oh brother, brother you and me
Keep it simple… Brother Joshie
Brother Joshie
Brother Joshie
Brother Joshie…

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