Out of the Blue
I was born Patrick Gabriel McCurdy. I am a son, a father, and a follower of Christ. I am a man, a musician, and a messenger. I have a family, a future, and a passion for writing. I am thankful for this journey, and this is the passing of my story. The time was B.C. in my life, and I was walking the earth feeding my own selfish desires. The lifestyle of a musician only made it easier for me to get my hands on whatever my flesh craved. It was nothing but fuel for the flame, and like a wildfire I burned out of control through the lives of the people I love, including my own. Somewhere in the chaos I started putting my pain into words and pouring them over any and every type of music I could get my hands on. Each song methodically expressed my struggles deep down, and still my surface appeared calm. "The calm before the storm." I continued pouring everything I had into writing music that romanced the so called, American Dream. This illusion bound with the chains of addiction did nothing but slam the door to my own personal prison. I was at rock bottom; drowning in my own thirst and starving for true happiness. I cracked. I must have stayed on my knees for hours crying out to God and begging forgiveness for my selfish and Godless life. As my life flashed before my eyes I offered myself to God. In an instant all the ugliness I had inside was replaced with a beautiful vision and purpose that put a priceless value on everything I had been through. So here I am, by the grace of God, a praying father pouring my heart and soul into a microphone. And like a Phoenix, who rose from the ashes, I come 'Out of the Blue' like a dove. Reborn, I am Gabreal.