I think all people can relate to an occasional desire for simplicity. This song playfully expresses personal frustration toward the monotony of modern life, and fantasizes about escaping social structure in favor of inhabiting an unknown island with one loving, romantic partner. Thank you for organizing these contests and helping to provide aspiring songwriters with a voice.
This song asserts that meaning in life may only be derived from within a context of other people. "Meaning" and "socializing" are inextricably linked - even for misanthropes such as myself. Lyrically, I endeavor to explain how love transcends and defies even the finality of death. The tenor is very hopeful with regard to the human condition, which is a bit of an anomaly among my song catalog. Thank you for organizing these contests and helping to provide aspiring songwriters with a voice.
At some juncture, almost every artist finds inspiration from love turned sour. I suppose I am no different. This song wrestles with the idea of disappointment in a break-up, and juxtaposes this with the more optimistic counterpoint that often, such a change is actually a turn for the better. In this way, "Ruby Red Stilettos" is a divergence from the typical, mopey motifs of regret and lost love. Rather, the message is intended as a proclamation of self-empowerment and moving on. Thank you for organizing these contests and providing aspiring songwriters with a voice.