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In September 2010 I took a little camping vacation with my buddy Adam. Since I live in Chicago and he lives in Nashville (8 hours apart), we decided to meet in between. The place we ended up camping was a little less "away from it all" than we had hoped, but we still had a great time. It's nice to get out of the hustle of the city and clear your head. Too bad there was a guy in a campsite 50 yards away blasting really bad cheesy music out of his truck the whole weekend. Somehow though I was able to get enough space to play some guitar, which is when I wrote the music and melody to this song. When I came home after the weekend, the words just poured out and the song was complete. I think I was able to find somewhat of a new perspective on a lot of things in my life after that point. Here it is - life is just a riddle. Have fun, folks.


Still searching for
My identity after all of these years
And what for?
It's not my place to be anything more than me

Life is just a riddle
And love is like an angel in a storm

Is nothing you can plan or pack too long ahead
Cause what we need
Is always changing just from what somebody said


from Dancing With Forces, released June 11, 2011
Written by Jon Allegretto
© Jon Allegretto 2010

Jon Allegretto - vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, keys/strings
Kevin Nelson - drums, percussion

Recorded, engineered, and mixed by Tom Whittaker - Blackcity Studios, Chicago IL

Drums recorded by Paul Norman

Produced by Jon Allegretto, Kevin Nelson, and Tom Whittaker

Mastered by Scott Fritz - Stranded on a Planet, Chicago, IL



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