From the recording Free downloads
I wrote this waltz the other night for my dog (and first child) Django and decided to lay down a rough sketch of it.
Django is currently 14 years old, is completely blind and has a whole host of chronic health issues. He's been living on borrowed time for quite a while now and continues to surprise his vet when she sees he's still alive. I'm broken up about knowing we'll be losing him soon.
Because he's blind, he's completely lost all sense of time and wakes me up to 3 times in the middle of the night to be let out. He has trained me well, I am used to the intermittent sleep now.
I often sit with a guitar during these early morning wake up calls, waiting for him to come back in. This tune came to me just the other night and is what I hear when I think about Django and the life he's led.
It's a very sad moment in his life for our family. This song was a way to put some sweetness back into this chapter in our lives.
This is Fur Django...