While visiting my friend Rosemary in Toronto, I got a series of texts from her as I was leaving the country and some of these lines made it into Shamans. I also used some passages from her emails. She was a singer-songwriter and poet and even her 'every day' remarks were poignant. I am an observant writer and I steal as much as I can: in this case it was with her blessings. Hillary Leicher's harmony has also come to help define the song.