Sarah McLachlan's Influences and Inspirations

July 28, 2014 10:10 PM

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"Hold On" was inspired by a real life story, I saw a documentary on a woman who's husband contracted the HIV virus and it was a great and tragic love story. She took care of him up until he died and her passion, empathy and strength was inspirational. More recently, my father and his passing was the inspiration for "song for my father" and " surrender and certainty" The story of Malala was highly inspirational for " in your shoes.

I wrote "Angel" after being on the road for almost 2 years straight and was both mentally and physically drained. I went to a cottage north of Montreal to relax and write and read an arrival in rolling stone about the smashing pumpkins keyboard player who had od'ed in a hotel room and the story shoo...

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