Bad Ass And Blind

Album: Bad Ass And Blind (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • This song self describes the jazz guitarist Raul Midón, who is blind since birth. He told Songfacts the song was his way of reconciling his blindness.

    "Until now I have maintained an ambivalent attitude as to my blindness," he said. "With this song I am saying I am blind and proud of my accomplishments as a blind person and you can be too, despite any obstacles which you may be facing."
  • But I stand alone
    Without a clone
    And I'm more than just okay

    This is a song of personal empowerment, unique to Midón's life but still open for anyone to use on a day when they're feeling for a little pump-up.

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