Lyrical Grace: The Differences are the Point

The Differences Are The Point is an early Grace song which is of interest for several reasons, most notably because it was her first real collaboration. It also has the distinction of being written and sung as a duet. Another difference from Grace’s other work is that...

Lyrical Grace: Just A Crush (Part II)

Continuing on with the second verse, You’re just, just, just, you are, (you are,) just a crush Now we get to the voice bending chorus, where Grace is able to take the rather boring adverb, ‘just’, and turn it into the most devastating arrow ever shot into the heart of...

Lyrical Grace: Just A Crush (Part I)

“I did it! I did it! I did it!” At my current stage of life, being both a parent and grandparent, I find no greater joy than in watching little children discover new things in a world that has become old and familiar to me. Whether it’s their wide-eyed wonder when...

Lyrical Grace: Darkness Keeps Chasing Me (Part II)

Today, we continue our look into the lyrics of DKCM, beginning with the second verse: Hiding ​places Remind ​me ​of ​you ​and ​I Thinking of her treehouse again, is it her hiding place? It could even be a reference to a child’s game of hide-and-seek, and remembering a...

Lyrical Grace: Darkness Keeps Chasing Me (Part I)

For any of the long time fans of Grace VanderWaal’s music, there has been one song above all others they could point to if challenged by someone regarding Grace’s raw talent, and that’s the final track on her debut album, titled Darkness Keeps Chasing Me. That’s...

Lyrical Grace: Miss You

Early in Grace VanderWaal’s career, before the world had taken notice of the precocious preteen, she performed a song to a small gathering of patrons at the BeanRunner Cafe that she’d titled Miss You, and in concert has called Missing You. Take your pick, but under...

Lyrical Grace: I Don’t Know My Name (Part III)

In the last installment, we left Grace with the question asked of her by an impartial observer, “. . . why I cut my hair and changed myself completely”, showing that Grace appears willing to change herself to fit in with her peers. Now we come to a repeat of the...

Lyrical Grace: I Don’t Know My Name (Part II)

In the last installment, I left you with the question and central theme of IDKMN, “Who am I?” But before we continue, I think it best to take a detour and consider Grace’s actual name, since most often we humans bear names that have meanings. A common definition...

Lyrical Grace: I Don’t Know My Name (Part I)

It’s been almost two years now since Grace Avery VanderWaal burst onto the world stage, performing her song ‘I don’t know my name’ to a thunderous round of applause and accolades heaped on her by the judges of the talent show, America’s got Talent. Upon that first...