As you know, almost all of the songs we write tell stories. We want to share those stories with you. Just as we did for the songs on our first CD 13, we’ll post the story behind each song on our new CD Again here for you to read. The plan is to feature one song each week for the next 11 weeks.
Here is the story behind Worry Me No MOre as related by Allen Kitselman.
The song “Worry Me No More”
I’ve met people who claim not to worry—but not very many. I used to not worry that much myself, but since the “Great Recession” (or as I like to call it, “The Festival of Greed”) descended upon us about seven years ago, I have become somewhat of an expert on worrying.
Making a living as an Architect during this economically unstable period has been an adventure in creative ship mending; scrambling around the deck as fast as we could to find work and keep our practice afloat. The good news is that we’re still here and the storm seems to be behind us! Sadly, the enhanced ability to worry seems to have stuck around.
Having developed my advanced worrying skills, I have come to know Worry as an obnoxious house guest who raids the refrigerator, trashes the house, kicks the dog, and plays loud music all night. After Worry followed me on vacation to the lake in the Berkshires last Summer, I decided it was time to tell Worry to leave me the Hell alone!
I wrote this song Worry Me No More as a message to this bugger, Worry. The song covers all the things in Worry’s tool box of torment. It is a mantra, even an incantation to rid my world of this nefarious bastard. Sometimes it works.
Maybe it will work for you too, if like me, you know my little enemy Worry.