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Thoughts on the Songs

Thoughts on the Songs Each song has a narrative – a story – holding it together and guiding and reflecting the music. ‘Who You Gonna Run to?’ for example, is an older guy giving advice to a younger, married guy. The younger one is considering doing something

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Wildwood – the story behind the song

Wildwood Wildwood is a song of lost love and the illusions of love. The ‘Wildwood’ is a metaphor for that illusion. When writing this song, I modeled it loosely on the olde English ballads; the Childe Ballads. These told long stories in verse (ballads) with repeated phrases

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Small Town Boys – the story behind the song

“Small Town Boys’ Nota bene: The song is based on personal experiences of more than 50 years ago. Explaining the references therein is approaching a treatise on social anthropology. Sheese! To understand the story behind this song, one must hearken back to an earlier time before personal

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Older Than I Look – the story behind the song

‘Older Than I Look’ (subtitled ‘Younger Than I Feel’) is one song that is not based on a true story. It’s based on observation and experience distilled into a coherent tele-play narrative. ‘Older’ is a kind of ‘fish-out-of -water’ story. It’s the story of an older ‘fish’

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Keep On Rollin’- the story behind the song

All of the songs on the album, ‘Feeling Fifteen Again’ are based on life experience. Some are nearly literal in their retelling of a personal story – ‘Keep on Rollin’ is a prime example.  When I was young (so many, many years ago) my family was exceptionally

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