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Following Your Passion

In the past I was somewhat sceptical of such statements as “I cannot live without…” something or someone. Now, more and more often, I catch myself out with the thought that I cannot live without… Music. 🎶 No matter how trite it may sound. Of course, I can exist without music, but to live  – I cannot. Some sort of desert surrounds me when there’s no music in my life. Desert, drought and greyness. The sound of music transforms this desert into a tropical oasis, resonating with the strings of my soul, flooding it with rivers which then flow through my veins, turning those desert sands into fertile soil…🌿

Undoubtedly it is great to find true inspiration in life. But there is a downside. Finding your passion is akin to falling in love: feeling wings once again, flying in the clouds and soon falling like a stone into an abyss of suffering and dissatisfaction when circumstances take away the object of your “cravings”.  Often, you have to fight for your passion, to feel the wings behind your back again…

There were moments in my life when I was asking myself: “Is it time to give up music and live a “normal” life, to devote myself to my family and 2 little kids?” But again and again, I was choosing Music. Or had Music already chosen me? For whenever I tried to find an easy path and give up my passion I felt unhappy. So one day I stopped looking for other options, I burnt all my back-up plans and focused my mind on only one path which I am walking right now, Up and Down, but always FORWARD.
Innessa Folk Horizons Concert

And here I am now: since moving to Australia and starting all over again I’ve released 4 Albums and a few singles, I played at some of the largest Festivals in Australia, successfully organised 2 of my own shows, one of my songs was chosen as a Finalist in Queensland Music Awards 2017, and now I am working on my Ultimate Project which excites me enormously.

But do you know who helped me to make the right choice? YOU. Yes, you – the listener.
There would be no point of doing all of that if there would be no one TO SHARE my passion with. I would like to thank YOU for giving me strength and reason to keep going, for your inspiration and for the wings behind my back! Thank you for being a PART of my JOURNEY! 💕 

 

 

UP AND DOWN (LYRICS/MUSIC BY INNESSA)

Laying on the floor

Sensing gravitation like never before

Waiting for dawn

‘Cause there’s no way to ran away away from my own

Go back too late

Pangs of bash one more crash, a predictable state

Fell from the blue skies

Through the clouds to the ground to realise…
Chorus:

Soaring up you fly away
But sometimes you have to pay

Happy flight into the light
Then painful crash into the night

But again
Soaring up you fly away
The higher up the more you pay

Happy flight Into the light
Then painful crash into the night

This is your choice

Walking, running, jumping, keeping quiet, making noise

Flying around

Or peacefully admiring the sky from the ground

Smiling lightly

Or laughing out loud infectious ‘n sprightly

Creeping by

Cautiously suspiciously or you can try….

To soar up and fly away
But sometimes you have to pay

Happy flight Into the light
Then painful crash into the night

But again
Soaring up you fly away
The higher up the more you pay

Happy flight
Into the light
Then painful crash into the night


2 comments

  • Innessa,
    I love your songs and you have a wonderful voice.
    As soon as I can I intend to get your album… I am so glad I found your music as music makes life worth living.
    Thank you, Innessa.
    Yours truly Derek xxx

    Derek on
  • Hope this finds you well and in great spirits. I love your new song and your voice. None like it anywhere. As soon as I can I want to get your new album or should I say CD. Sorry, showing my age again. Hahaha… I am so glad I found your music. Thank you, Innessa. Your fan, Harold.

    Harold Levy on

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