The people we need most are those who see our potential and help us reach it, even when others have abandoned us.
Notes / Back story
I have always loved the mystery and history of old buildings; loved to explore them and find things left behind or forgotten by others. I've always had dreams of fixing up old buildings and making them cool, useful, and functional in some creative way. I have done quite a bit of construction work over the years. a few years earlier, before my divorce, I built a room onto the back of my house: I dug the foundations by hand, poured the concrete, framed the structure, installed a sliding door, wired the electrical, installed recessed lighting, laid the roofing, hung, taped, mudded and sanded the sheetrock, painted the walls. The only thing I didn't do was lay the carpet... that came free with the order. Oh yeah... and I redid the plumbing to relocate and replace the kitchen sink, and replaced all the kitchen cabinets and countertops.
I got the original inspiration for this song while driving through Idaho farmland in the spring of 2005, noticing the many abandoned farmhouses sitting vacant in the middle of the fields. At this time in life I had just gone through a divorce and was getting acquainted with others who had gone through similar trials. There are a lot of lonely, empty, broken people out there who need someone to love and care about them; someone to fix them up and help them move on. It's a beautiful thing when people can see past the scars and look at the underlying structure.