I was in a pretty low place in my life when I wrote Drunk on a Feeling a couple years back. Emotionally I was running low on motivation. Financially we barely could afford to continue making videos for my Youtube channel.I also felt like I was missing a lot of important life events happening back in WI while being in LA.I had poured everything in me and more into achieving my dreams but I had little to nothing tangible to show for the more than 10 years I’d put into my work.I saw people all around me buying big houses and crazy sports cars and having beautiful babies while someone still running a full time business and for the first time in my entire life the thought hit me “am I drunk on a feeling... am I one of those completely delusional people... what if I’m sacrificing my emotional/mental state, financial state, my relationships, and putting off having kids for a dream that might never be realized... am I out of my mind”Then as I was driving down to Long Beach for this writing session, I started to feel my burdens and pressure melt away.I often say in LA people build lives and everywhere else people live and the further outside of LA I got the more I felt this.For more than 10 years I had unwaveringly believed in and perused my dreams and then for a moment, at a low point, I let doubt, fear, and other people’s opinions taint my beautiful dream. I wasn’t drunk on a dream.Dreaming is the most organic thing we can do.What I was was drunk on the LA lifestyle of having to have monetary things to prove the legitimacy of my dream.My favorite line from this song is “don’t wake me up cuz I want to know if we can meet in the middle through the eye of the needle” so what, maybe I am delusional but even if there is a slight chance that I might not be I will fight for my dreams because I believe in them beyond all reasonable doubt.
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