Why I Wrote “Valediction” 🙁
“Valediction” is very close to my heart. I wrote it about one of the most special people in the world to me, although we weren’t as close as I would have liked. My birth father was pushed out of my life when I was two years old and I learned how live a life without him. Fourteen years later he found his way back in. We reconnected and everything seemed like it was fitting into place. After a few months, he took himself out of the equation because he figured I would be better off without him. I wasn’t. And before I could do anything about it, I realized I would never talk to him again. I wrote this song in honor of him, his life, and the life I wished we could have had. R.I.P. Anthony Grandinetti.