The Stories Behind the Songs in Hilary's Own Words...

 

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Daydreamer

"Daydreamer was one of the first songs I ever wrote where I realized...MORE...

Sugar Bomb

"Sugar Bomb is a song I wrote from a fictional and farcical place. While autobiographical writing is a huge part...MORE...

Loser Blues

"So, this song is really just what it appears to be - a "kiss-off" to a person unwilling to commit to a relationship. The "first person" in this song is fed up..."MORE...

 

Such a Good Friend

 

"To fully comprehend this song, I feel the listener should hear the version recorded on my album "Hypothermia" first.

 

I originally wrote this song..."MORE...

 

Hallelujah

"I always choose covers very carefully, and this amazing, timeless song by Leonard Cohen has been one that I've considered doing for years. Whenever I heard a version of it, be it Jeff Buckley's, Rufus Wainright's, or whomever's, I always thought about what I would do...MORE...

 

You Electrify Me

 

"Another cover, but this one written by mid-Missouri songwriting legend, Lee Ruth. We were invited to choose one of Lee's songs for a KOPN (Columbia's community radio station) tribute CD where"...MORE...

 

Long Ride Home

 

"Patty Griffin amazes me both as a songwriter and performer. She exemplifies the type of songwriting where someone can create a character and put that character on as if they shared"...MORE...

 

All Along

 

"The story behind this song is incredibly personal. I only hope people listening to it find something to relate to, and then the pain behind it will be for a good cause. One interesting note:...MORE...

 

Road To Hope

 

"This song is my way of saying that oftentimes while we wish for what we don't have, we will ourselves into that place, and then realize we should have been appreciating what we DID have and...MORE...

 

Blessed

 

"This song clicked for me many years ago while sitting on my back porch, heat and humidity smothering me, mosquitoes dining on my flesh, cicadas competing with me in the volume of our respective songs. I had something I needed to get off my chest in the worst way, and at that moment, I remember feeling as though...MORE...

 

To Make You Feel My Love

 

"Need we say Dylan is a master songwriter? No, we need not. I fell in love with this the moment I first heard it, and have been pleasantly surprised to find it has been commented upon, by DJ Michael Tearson, as one of the finest versions...MORE...