Baby, I Just Got the Blues
I used to drive around all night. I’d start out in Long Beach and drive west across the first bridgeRead more.
Artistic, romantic types (like us singer-songwriters, yo) often seem to fall in love with goddesses and ghosts. Those conversant inRead more.
This is not a murder ballad. It’s a song about a long-haul trucker coming to the realization that hisRead more.
Drunk in Algiers
This was written when I was playing in punk bands and reflects the series of investigations into the JFKRead more.
San Bernardino Rose
Forget walking along the River Seine at twilight. There’s something about eating french fries in your truck inRead more.
There was a time, in that lost era of my early manhood, when I judged life to be essentially aRead more.
Maybe they weren’t Orpheus and Eurydice or Romeo and Juliet… but, for me, one of the great tragic love affairsRead more.
Enslaved by an Angel
This is probably one of, if not the, shortest songs that will be featured in AYoS. A simple quatrain, itRead more.
This gruel is about as thin as it gets. Inspired, for a moment, by the superfluity of meaningful lyrics toRead more.