I became aware of the name “Michaela” back in the 80’s through someone I met and spoke with for just a few minutes and never saw again. But I loved the name. “Michaela”. So I had this melody come in my head and it was just a few notes, the chorus where I sing “Oh Michaela”.
That was it, nothing else and that was all I had until 25 years later when I was shooting my video for my single, “Katy Did”. The makeup artist on the shoot was named “Michaela” and that reminded me of the song and I thought “I need to finish this song!” Then, out of nowhere, the verse melody came to me and it was perfect. So now I had a chorus and a verse melody, but no lyrics except “Oh Michaela”.
I begin thinking that “Michaela” is the feminine of “Michael” and then I thought of Michael, the Archangel in the Bible, and then I decided that “Michaela” was an angel, the feminine counterpart to Michael and I had my theme. Essentially, “Michaela” in the song is one of God’s angels whom everyone, including me, loves because she is loving and is always helping people, but she cannot ever be available or love just one person because she belongs to God and has been created to do God’s work. You can’t help but love her, after all, “angels are easy to love”.