The only thing I was sure of was what I felt for Cecile. She was the One, the Big Love, my muse, and my inspiration.
I sat down and started to write. "It don't matter where you go, it doesn't matter how far away, Je toujours serai ton petit bébé." The French grammar was not quite right (I was only a beginner!) but the sentiment was spot on. The rest of the song seemed to just spill right out of me, and by nightfall I was playing it to her over the phone.
I'm not sure if the song had anything to do with it, but 8 years later I am living in Paris, married to Cecile, and writing songs for our baby daughter Emma. I'm still not sure what the future holds, but in those moments of doubt, I sing a familiar refrain: "Je serai toujours ton petit bébé."