» Alexandria


I wrote this a long time ago as an art song, and it is the most artsy and difficult song on the CD. But I always thought it would work well as a song not quite fully pop but still tonal enough to give you plenty to hang on to.

The story is Marc Anthony standing at a window in Alexandria, about to commit suicide. A great moment, Cleopatra is lying dead next to him, Octavia is bombing the city, he's doomed.

I guess my male character sees himself as playing big roles. In "My Purpose" he is Beren, father of the noblest humans. Here he is Marc Anthony, failed hero of antiquity.

My younger daughter was discussing with me whether the character of this song actually does himself in. We decided he does.