Journal Entry: February 23, 2007

I wrote a new song.

I wanted to share it with you guys, but there’s something very important for you to understand, first. You see, a song is a literary work. It’s just like a story — it can be true, while still being a fabricated thing. There is a narrator in a story, and there can be a narrator in a song.

We’re all used to hearing Garth Brooks sing about how sad his life is, y’know? I mean, just because a story is told in the first person, doesn’t make you think that story happened to the writer. But it’s harder to remember that sometime with songs. So just because the song is in the first person, I don’t want you to think it’s about me — that I’m coming here and posting something embarrassing or strange about the working of my own inner mind. God forbid, no. It’s just a song.

If you promise to keep that in mind, then you’re allowed to keep scrolling, and read the song I wrote.

Here goes:

Anna, A-N-N-A
-belle, B-E-L-L-E
Annabelle, Annabelle,
That is me! (Cheering, as appropriate)

(And, yes, there’s a second verse)

Grace, G-R-A-C-E
Is my middle name
Annabelle Grace is
My full name!