I’m often asked which of my songs I like most. In some senses this is like asking a parent which of their children they like most. Truth is I can’t be that specific and even if I were the answer would likely change from time to time.

What I can say is that none of my hits from the 70s is among my favourites, albeit that Lovely Lady has grown on me over the years in the same way that some ABBA songs I used to hate have grown on me. (Why is that?)

Nevertheless, in an attempt to convey what I like most about what I do, in the ensuing weeks I’ll feature a few songs that resonate with me for one reason or another.

In the main it will be because both the lyrics and the tune work for me and when it’s done I can say to myself ‘I wrote that!’ with pride.

The first of these songs, EVERYTHING, was written after I’d made the comment to a friend that everything I had ever said had been said before, usually by me, and much of it was the same thing over and over again.

Musically it might sound a little melancholy but my intent was to be thoughtful and reflective not sad.

For the guitarists among you: the intro and outro is played with a capo on the second fret.