“Tell me why. Tell me now. It was meant to be.” Julia Cannon’s Finite Pages is a thorough thought exercise in honesty, to partner, to self. Forging possible growth – together – in mind and body; it’s a beautiful thing. Can it?
The question is posed in the song.
But did the ‘request’ and the ‘need’, of being with that someone special – in that context – bare out?
Does it matter that it did- or not?
Would it be better to have it end that way?
Or is it that scribbling down that supposed ‘happiness’, far enough and satisfactory?
We at CHF, think that the way Julia questions in this song, is fabulous as it is.
Because not everything in the world needs a definitive answer, boxed in edges and corners. For it’s good to dream, a little.
“I can’t tell you why, Wyatt,” she proclaimed. “It doesn’t feel right.”
“It’s not right for you to ask such a blunt request. Why do you do this to me?”
“I’m not sure anymore, Beth. I love you. Don’t you know that?!”
“I do,” as she started to cry. “I do.”
“So, what is it? Why don’t you tell me?”
She crumbled on the floor, sobbing uncontrollably.
He loved her very much, and he knew she needed him at that moment.
He held her tight.
She sobbed, in turn, holding for dear life.
Julia brings beautiful, empathetic vocals, which is so very easy to warmed by. Her mannerisms in her choice of instruments and notes, just concretely support her vocals.
Did we mention her voice?
Oh, just checking.
We dig her. A lot. And you should too.
She’s a gem.
Kudos, Julia. Kudos.
Her latest dropped this November. Check it out.