Joanna Drummond’s “Shadow Song” is about times of difficulty.
“Waiting” is a self-reflective song about the struggle we have with living and the fact that it’s hard to find the real thing, whether it’s relationships or something else. We spend a lot of time waiting for the real thing, and that’s what this song is about.
Frederick Tamagi’s “Heartbreak” started out as a study on the egg as a metaphor for the heart, because Tamagi was thinking about how fragile a heart is, and how easily an egg can break. But an egg also represents a hatchery, or a place where the dreams and visions we have as people reside and are born. Then he started thinking about the imagery of Humpty Dumpty and how fragile we are as people.
But our dreams, identity and the essence of who we are that resides in our spiritual heart is really strong and resilient and protected by something mysterious that we don’t know until we do something to artificially manipulate it, or others come along and artificially manipulate it and they can destroy it. But left on its own, it is life itself, and will survive and flourish.
The song “Don’t Stop Asking Why” sums up why Frederick Tamagi decided to start The Question community.
We live in a chaotic and complex world where we’re overwhelmed by information, relationships, conflicts and by everyone who seems to know what the answers are.
One of the reasons Tamagi believes The Question is important is because “why” could be one of the most important words in our vocabulary. The news, television and media reports the “what” of things, the “how” of things, and the “when”, but not always the “why”. This song is an encouragement to never stop on that quest of asking “why”.
“This is my soul right here.”
In this video, singer/songwriter Toni Vere performs and shares about her song, “Free.”
This song was written in Waterton. Vere was feeling funny because it was raining, and she was under tarps, trying to keep warm by the fire pit. And she began to wonder why she was there, which turned into “why am I compelled to do this crazy thing called music?”
In this video, Toni Vere performs and shares about her song, “Wonder Why I’m Here.”
“Whiskey” was recorded in 2010. Vere was alone and reflecting on how she didn’t really know the person she was with. Through writing the song, she says she found out more about herself.
In this video, Toni Vere performs and shares about her song, “Whiskey.”
In 2011, the youth of Egypt revolted. They put their lives at jeopardy for the sake of freedom and a different way of living. With the Syrian migrant crisis fresh in our minds, the issue of freedom seems very relevant even today.
In this video, singer/songwriter Carla Olive performs her song, “Set Us Free”.
In this video, singer/songwriter Carla Olive performs “Mother Nature”, a song about oil spills and their impact on nature.
Olive urges us to consider: why do we continue to take actions without thinking about the consequences?
Everyday we are bombarded with advertising, and we are encouraged to buy and consume. But what hole are we trying to fill in our lives by constantly acquiring more and more?
In this video, singer/songwriter Carla Olive performs “Cry of the World” at the first ever The Question community gathering.