Discovery Mode: from the beginning

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Goin’ Home
Can you say recurring theme? OK… can you say self-plagiarism? I thought you could. Anyhow, this intentionally vague bit of
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Someone Said Something
So you’re sitting in your favorite dimly lit cockail lounge in a strip mall not far from where you live
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Time for Another Flood
For a long time now, I’ve had a couple of extended works in mind. One of them I’ve mentioned before:
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Somerset’s Mom
    Sometimes guys like me get an idea that seems so surpassingly absurd, so enticingly what I believe on
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World of Lies
Written in the summer of 1983… I was looking for something to shore up the romantic end of my song
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Beta Girls Go
counting the holes in the ceiling tile analyze the sex, index and file measure the angle of the afternoon sun
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Gospel of Greed
Matthew 19:24 I shoulda been a preacher. I’ve got it in me. Not the good kind of preacher, who is
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Bankruptcy Court No. 9
Money, honey. A sensible person doesn’t need all that much. But sensible people sometimes — depsite their innate sensibility —
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Baby Was a Friend of Mine
Mythic super-anti-heroine alert. Yep, it’s yet another Baby song. Like Prometheus, half-man and half-god, chained to his rock and feasted
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She’d Be Mine
When I was a kid, southern California was still a place of separate towns and cities, with open space in
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Sometimes
As promised, here’s the song I wrote immediately before yesterday’s “She’d Be Mine” — telling much the same story from
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Swim or Die
Ever get really good advice and not seem to be able to take it — even though you think it
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This Perfect Day
A perfect day at the end of time. The day I wrote this song, cherry blossoms drifted across impossibly blue
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Fell
First up… the lyrics for this song expose one of the dangers of writing a ‘serious’ song in colloquial idiom.
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All I Need Is the Sun
A thanksgiving song. I’m at that point in my life when I’m mostly beyond being afraid for myself, but like
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Dimmer
This gruel is about as thin as it gets. Inspired, for a moment, by the superfluity of meaningful lyrics to
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