Write Your Story

Album: If We're Honest (2014)
Play Video


  • Francesca Battistelli wrote this song with Ben Glover and David Garcia. It was one of the last tunes penned for her If We're Honest album. She told New Release Tuesday: "I hadn't written with David before, but I had written a few times with Ben. I knew we'd come up with something great. David has a pop music background, and they told me they had a great melody for the song. We really liked the music, and wanted to come up with a special song."
  • Battistelli explained the song's meaning: "The idea behind this song is that I want to be a vessel for God, I want to be an open book, and I want my life to be available to Him for any turn that He wants it to take, and write any story that He wants to write."

    "This is a really joyful song that to me is about being a blank slate and letting your life be open to whatever it is that God wants to do," she added. "For so many of us, it is easy to feel like we need to come up with a great plan for how God is going to use our gifts."
  • Francesca Battistelli performed the song on Good Morning America on February 13, 2014.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper/Lou Reed)

Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper/Lou Reed)Songwriter Interviews

The co-writer/guitarist on many Alice Cooper hits, Dick was also Lou Reed's axeman on the Rock n' Roll Animal album.

Dean Friedman - "Ariel"

Dean Friedman - "Ariel"They're Playing My Song

Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.

Van Dyke Parks

Van Dyke ParksSongwriter Interviews

U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.

Divided Souls: Musical Alter Egos

Divided Souls: Musical Alter EgosSong Writing

Long before Eminem, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj created alternate personas, David Bowie, Bono, Joni Mitchell and even Hank Williams took on characters.

Gene Simmons of Kiss

Gene Simmons of KissSongwriter Interviews

The Kiss rocker covers a lot of ground in this interview, including why there are no Kiss collaborations, and why the Rock Hall has "become a sham."

Songs Discussed in Movies

Songs Discussed in MoviesSong Writing

Bridesmaids, Reservoir Dogs, Willy Wonka - just a few of the flicks where characters discuss specific songs, sometimes as a prelude to murder.