Ladies and gentlemen: fiction.
Also, I think I've figured out exactly what's going on here. There is only one rational explanation for the fact that Ashley Parker Angel has his own show, and a record deal, and a production team named the same thing that he wanted to name himself when he was in the fifth grade. Yes, my friends, I'm afraid that we are all part of some alternate reality that Ashley Parker Angel has liquid dreamed. So don't be alarmed when your discover that you've named your firstborn "Decrescendo" and your O-pod erases everything except "The Soundtrack to Your Life" and it starts to snow ice cream.
Ashley tells The Matrix, who are two guys (one with wacky sideburns, natch) and a lady, how he's excited to work with them and to make more music because he's got so much inside him that he's got to share with the world. The world is all, "We're okay, thanks." He says that he's written songs about things that have happened in the past, but hasn't written about what's going on in his life now. Lauren Christy, the lady third of The Matrix, comes up with the startling new idea that they could do something that's a view of his life right now. Ashley says that he wants to write the theme song to his life. It would be in C and go something like this, "Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz." He also wants the song to be a conversation between him and his unborn child. Oh, Christ. Lauren thinks that that's a good idea, and suggests a melody. Ashley sings, "If you can hear me, and know that I'm right here." Lauren says that it's a great opening line. Ashley plays with The Matrix musicians and continues to add lines. The song goes a little something like this:
If you can hear me, and know that I'm right here
I heard your heartbeat, it took away the fear
Cause my life is lightning, I tried to ride the wave
It came down, crashing, it's time to start again
Backwards to go forward
Laughed at every corner
Then we're back again
Where the music ends
You like this
A chance to laugh
Because if you don't laugh you cry
A last crescendo when you die
So hit the rewind and listen
The soundtrack to your life.
As the chorus plays, we get shots of Ashley as a kid, which are cute. We also get shots of Ashley from the episode that we've just seen which, I must say, are not as cute, because we've already had to live through them once, and isn't that more than anyone should have to bear? Ashley returns to his house with his guitar, and this is also obviously on a different day, as he is wearing an entirely different shirt yet again.