Where do you turn in the blackest of nights? Maybe to a friend or a loved one. Perhaps to God. Maybe you turn to anger; deny the darkness itself. Blame another for turning out the lights. Wait for someone else to turn the lights back on.
In Hebrew, "Hosanna" means “save, rescue, or savior.” In Christianity, the word means “praise.” More broadly, "Hosanna" means "a cry expressing an appeal for divine help".
When I was young, I heard the word repeated often in Church as part of a sung prayer: “Hosanna, in the highest.” Not knowing what it meant, I felt that it was a beautiful word or name.
I wrote "Hosanna" to examine the journey for self-reliance and discovery of truth.
A self-commanded quest for revelation. The road we walk to build the foundation that we construct our lives upon.
Unlike many of the other songs on this record, this song is less about a physical journey and more about a mental or spiritual journey.
"Hosanna" explores the courage to stand alone and follow the sound of our voice.
Follow the light that we create. The courage to start again when we falter. Anything less is a life lived in vain and delusion.
Often we deny ourselves the opportunity to take this journey. We rely on relationships, beliefs structures and daily distractions to hold our hand through life. If you had to walk this earth alone, what would you do? Who would you be?
“Hosanna” offers the idea that we can be our own savior; we can save ourselves. When you cry for divine help, can you be the one that answers the call?