Jonathan Barron

Santa Barbara Song

Jonathan Barron
Original music, performance and recording by Jonathan Barron. Copyright Jonathan Barron.


When I was in my third year at U.C. Santa Barbara, I was studying for a midterm exam.  My roomate, and a girl who I liked, were both studying in our suite.  I was stressed, and I was struck by how tragic it seemed that I had to ignore the more human inclinations I felt, which were to talk to my friends and relish our time together, and that instead I had to sacrifice that moment to worry about a grade.  I will never forget that moment.  I called the song Santa Barbara Song.  I played it at our dormitory's talent show that year and won.  (Featured on The Voice Within album)