Ron Sexsmith wrote a song called Speaking With The Angel and when I heard it it sealed the deal on us working together. The lyric surprised/ impressed me, thought it was about someone who was developmentally delayed. Turns out it was about his infant son “leave him alone, he’s speaking with the angel” but the way I heard it I thought it was about someone older and intellectually challenged. What an amazing position to take and sing from, I thought.
Warren Zevon died in 2003. I won’t be able to ask him about Splendid Isolation. Pretty sure I understand this lyric and I love it too.
Michael Jackson in Disneyland
Don’t have to share it with nobody else
Lock the gates Goofy take my hand
And lead me through the world of self