I wrote a song called ‘Where the road takes a turn’ in 1996. It was meant to be a literary tip of the hat to Pilgrim’s Progress, Robert Frost, Dante’s Inferno. I was earnestly moving into my 40’s, keenly aware that my life was about to change, but blissfully unaware of the depth of the woods I would soon be entering.
More than ten years later, backing into my mid 50’s, my own song is ‘prophesying’ over me. ‘I will get what I came for if I listen to what I learn’…
I am one of the thousands of professional pastors who have been shaken out of the institutional church and I find myself sitting on the side of the road with a broken shoulder, jobless, mortgage due, winter approaching–setting out on a new course as a singer-songwriter, a bohemian road well suited for a man of 25, but Halloween scary for a man of 50 something.
And so my question is: ‘Who will go with me?’
Where the road takes a turn is cut #7 on the new CD. You can listen to it by clicking on the myspace link on the right side of the page and then clicking on the song in the rogerflyer/myspace page player.