All That I Want [new song]


It’s been awhile, but I’ve written a new song.

I love this description of the creative process, especially because it’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who experiences #3 and #4. Actually, I tend to get stuck there – which is probably why I finish so few creative endeavors these days.

But I pushed myself to finish this one, and even though I want to apologize for its imperfections, I’m making myself share it. Even if it’s just a work tape and even if my guitar skills are bad and even if I’m not sure about certain parts SEE I NEED TO STOP APOLOGIZING AND JUST PUT IT OUT THERE.

Because you guys are safe, right? Thanks for listening.


[I’ve taken the track down for now. Maybe you’ll hear it again someday.]



  1. Peg Achterman on April 13, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    very nice Annie – makes me sad, but beautiful and heartfelt….move past 3&4!

  2. Perry on April 14, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    Of course we’re safe! I think it’s a great song albeit quite gut-wrenchingly sad. It made me want to give you a hug, then punch the other person in the mouth.

    I love that description of the creative process, and while you may feel you get stuck on #3 and #4, the fact that you get past them is pretty awesome.

    Thanks for sharing your song, Annie.

  3. wac on April 14, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Well shit. That was beautiful.

  4. Bree on April 14, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    And she’s back!! I love it and I’m so glad you’re sharing your process with us. Beautiful song, Annie!

  5. Michael on April 14, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    You are the shit, Annie Parsons. So beautiful! Love you, Sweet Pea.

  6. Matt on April 14, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Beautiful Annie.

  7. Anna White on April 14, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Annie – this was WONDERFUL! Never doubt bc even if it sucks – how cool to think that you just created something that never before existed? Also, this did NOT suck & was srsly amazing, so keep being brave with your art! You rock!

  8. Dani on April 14, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Thank you for sharing. It was Beautiful.

  9. shannon on April 14, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    So so beautiful, Annie. Thank you for sharing your work and yourself. We are better for it.

  10. Christine Crowe on April 14, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Beautiful. The words, your voice, the guitar. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Jen on April 14, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Bravo!!! That is wonderful and heartfelt. Love it!

  12. Beth on April 14, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    More, more… Encore, Encore! Loved it. Beautiful and pure voice, Annie. Your voice is flawless and so unique. Please don’t stop making music. It’s truly a gift you have. And a treasure. And I love your guitar playing- beautiful music. I think God must smile a great, big ole, satisfied smile and take a sigh of relief up there when you make your music. Keep on keepin’ on. Thank you!

  13. Joey on April 15, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    What kind of recording setup are you using?

  14. hootenannie on April 15, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Joey – just the mic in my Macbook, straight into Garage Band. I’m looking into some kind of external USB mic, but for a little recording like this, I think this worked pretty well!

  15. Tom Parsons on April 15, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    This was terrific. So glad to hear that you are writing again.

  16. Sassy B on April 17, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    Yup. Good. Thumbs up. Keep at it, sister. All of it.

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