My mother in law suffered with dementia for many years. It was a slow & painful experience to gradually watch her disappear until the person she was, was no longer represented by the person she became.
I wrote this song from the perspective of my father in law who nursed her at home and who had to watch her gradually disappear, as she was stolen by ‘The Arrogance of Time’.
"You seem so low, you seem so frightened, maybe you are."
This line connects with a lot of people who have witnessed dementia, as it can seem very frightening for someone, especially at the start of the process as they are literally losing their mind.
Musically, it was influenced by the excellent Trio album recorded by Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt. The excellent vocal harmonies come from Sally Larkin.
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