The storm is pounding I am surrounded in my mind You never doubted I heard you shout it from on high Rain is falling now Thunders calling down the fire Forsake your sorrow Forget tomorrow Come on down and love me now Up through the ceiling All I am feeling is alone Silence revealing All […]
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Thank you to Americana-UK for premiering my music video for “I’d Love Another Saturday Night”, from my new album REACTION TIME! This was shot on location in Ireland, England, and Scotland during the John Prine tour this past spring. Check it out HERE. Hope you enjoy it!
It’s a long way back It’s a heart attack It’s a long way back To you You leave your home Seeking sights unknown Finally on your own For a while So this young man fights Put his name up in lights Let him sign away his life For a song Teenage Idol Teenage Idol You’re […]
You told me many times Watch out for what you got Hold on to what you want But I folded easily When it got to me I just couldn’t see I don’t know what I’d do If it got back to you And you felt it too Jealousy Envy You’re no stranger to me But […]
I can’t believe we thought it Would be alright to do it I have to say I’m surprised You seem so mild mannered While all the while we were Plotting behind kind eyes Shame on you, shame on you Shame on you, shame on me too What’s done is past now Myself I ask how […]
Almost done I’ve been waiting since Monday or Tuesday at least For some fun I think I see a little light at the end of the week Whatever happened to the endless summer and all the time in the world Fridays finished we can starting unwinding Saturday morning we’re free Sunday will be sorry to […]
If you ever wander down to the old part of town There’s a marquee that leans to one side And a box office window cloudy and dark in a lobby where an old usher hides There the street may suddenly fall silent And you might feel a faint tinge of fear Where once stood a […]
The flowers don’t grow unless she says they can The sun won’t rise until she waves her hand Electricity is in her veins And it pulls at me like that When I walk away I walk right back Horses and castles and stories of distant lands Move in her lips and the fingers on her […]
How does love survive How does love get by So many broken hearts and bitter memories How does love survive Does it worry does it cry Late at night when no one else can hear You promise you’ll be true And you do the things you do To make love grow into something strong and […]
Who would wake up in the morning Who would boil up the tea Who would If you weren’t you What would you do What would you say Would there even be anything anyway Another day Another You Another You Time is just imaginary Why all these disconnected daydreams What’s this concern over the truth Where […]
Some thoughts on why music, paintings, books, and other works of art are such an important part of our lives. Please take a listen and share your thoughts on the matter.
As of January 1, 2017 we are no longer producing new episodes of In Search of a Song, the syndicated radio show that I hosted from about 2006 to 2016. It was an honor and a thrill to explore the mysteries of songwriting and creativity in conversations with so many wonderful songwriters, producers, and musicians […]
Crooked people empty stairs The windows rattle and the daylight’s scarce The breeze blows the doors to days Long since passed away Raise the sky up high on your shoulders Let the days go and come Yesterday can be what it was Just lay down when you’re done Lay down when you’re done White clouds […]
This is one of the less obscure songs Paul Mahern and I chose for the ECHOES record. I knew the song from the Rolling Stones version. Paul played me the Marianne Faithfull version, which I’m sure I had heard at some point but didn’t remember. I’m not sure but this might be one of the […]
In Her Veins is a song I wrote for my lovely wife. Fortunately, she likes it. 🙂 Here is a video of me performing it live in the studio. Thank you to Jim Krause and his video production team at IU!
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