“For me, the art and craft of writing a song has always been one of the most gratifying experiences I've ever known. With every new idea, it's as if time stands still as the creative elements begin to take shape. Maybe it's a musical motif or lyrical phrase that initiates the process. It could very easily be spawned by real life situations. Within this context, I work to create not only a mood, but also an emotional connection that results from the listeners own individual interpretation of what they're hearing and feeling." 

 Van Dunson