Without a doubt "Highwire" is the most personal and meaningful song that I have ever recorded. Over the past few years multiple people have come into my life that deal with debilitating diseases such as MS, Parkinson's, and Muscular Dystrophy.
Tasks that seem so mundane to many of us are a daily struggle for these folks, like trying to keep your balance on a highwire. Yet somehow they maintain their courage to forge ahead and become an inspiration to so many.
This song tries to capture the perspective of someone like me, that has a close up view, yet has no idea what it is like to be in their shoes. The line, " We both hurt but you own the pain", says it all.
I am hopeful we captured the authenticity of the message. - John Vento