This is the “lead” single from the album Exits and Onramps. When I wrote it about three years ago, I was going through a really difficult time, as I was moving from somewhere I had lived for 18 years.

The day I was moving was in early October and I was sitting on the porch getting ready to leave. In front of me was the maple tree in the front yard, and I thought about it depositing seeds as it does every year, thickly covering the ground with those “helicopter” type seed pods.

It occurred to me that despite the large amount of seeds, few if any would actually do anything besides lie on the concrete and dry out. I realized that growing up and leaving home felt a lot like that to me, that I was heading into the world with no gaurantee that I would find somewhere else where I felt I belonged.

Out of habit I would pick up the seeds and crumble them apart, especially the wings. At that moment it just didn’t feel right.

The Journey of Making an Album

I’ve been working on a collection of songs for quite a while, recording sporadically the last two years in a basement. The songs date back as far as eight years ago, so they’re long overdue for a proper release.

Originally I just wanted to make an album without a cohesive theme but the more I worked with the songs the more it became apparent that they were linked together. Not only thematically but musically as well.

The title is a reference to the last song, and in a way life. So often in life we are in a state of transition; either leaving or arriving somewhere. To quote the band Nada Surf: “all I feel is transition, when do we get home?”