I decided to write a song each month after watching a video blog “Make More Music This Year With These 3 Mindset Shifts” from the Recording Revolution.
I had attempted two other songs for April that were not working. I wrote a song a few years back named “Restore My Soul.” I lost the original tracks for that recording. I was trying to recreate the song, but what I put together was a little ragged. I laughed to myself and said only God could save this ragged soul. So the idea of a “Ragged Soul” became the song for April.
The song is a reflection of my life and my search for meaning. We are complex creatures and this song also reflects a little of what we all go through in some fashion.
The song was recorded on a Linux based computer using Ardour multi-track open source software.
Ragged Soul – William Mitchell – April 20, 2017
I got lost looking for the meaning of life I thought I’d find answer with my mind But it was the open door I failed to find I was always moving but going nowhere I was looking for answers here and there Sometime I wondered if anyone really cared I just don’t know what’s in my heart Cause life has torn my soul apart Can you save this ragged soul of mine The truth of life is what I long to find I have wandered here and there Just to find I’ve been no where Can you save this ragged soul of mine I want things I don’t need And I throw away what is good for me Why am I so full of useless desires I feel so lonely in this crowded world When I’m with my love, I want to be alone Lord at times I just don’t know what I feel I’ve heard the story of your mercy and grace And the lost and lame you came to find Lord I guess that includes this name mine I said it’s only the truth that I long to find But in your promise there is so much more Tell me have I found that open door