Perfectly Different An Audition Album Released 2009 "MY OWN WAY" by Loren Dorland This is a song about freedom, about never letting anything stop you from accomplishing your dreams. As a teenager, I often feel cramped, like everything is moving way to slow. My mother wanted me to slow down, to "take it easy". Right then I had it, I spent an hour getting it out of my head, all the frustration that was inside me. I wanted to be there as soon as possible, I still do. "TEARS" by Loren Dorland My best friend, Emily, was having a lot of trouble with her 'love life', if you can call it that at our age...;) I was so tired of it all, of seeing her hurt. I wrote it for her, but as I was writing I realized that this has happened to me, as well as every other human being in the world. I've watched friends, male and female, get hurt from break-ups. It's happened to us all. This is about getting over it, and moving on, because if you were meant to be with them the rest of your life, you would have never broken up. "PARANOIA" by Loren Dorland Paranoia is about all the annoying things we put up with. I have secrets that will never be exposed in any way except the words in my music, but people continue to question "what's wrong?". It's also about people getting so scared of everything, all the murder, rape, and kidnappings that go on in this ridiculous world make people paranoid. Why live your life scared? Don't be stupid, just don't watch your back so much that you don't take the time to see what's right in front of you. "SURFACING" by Loren Dorland I thought of this song while I was swimming, ironically enough. I was underwater and noticed how peaceful everything was, how still and perfect things seemed to be. It reminded me of life, how things can seem so perfect whenever your getting your way, but eventually it will all fall apart. Just like the beauty of being underwater, eventually you'll run out of air. It turned into a Christian song whenever I realized that God is the only person who can keep the perfection in place, you just have to come to the surface and let him.