“Railroad” Lyrics & More

“Railroad” Lyrics & More

Is this song about the transcontinental railway and its precarious, explosive, bullish, corrupt, disastrous, inspirational, and historic steam-driven strong-arm through southern Wyoming? Or is it about big business — the music business perhaps? Yes, the answer is yes… (Click image to read more.)

“The Juggler” Lyrics & More

“The Juggler” Lyrics & More

Our circuses are similar. Our hearts are all breakable, ‘delicate, and fragile.’ Perhaps this record will transcend the proscenium, cross the imaginary line separating the juggler from the crowd, the recording artist from the listener, you from me. If it does, the show is never over… (Click image to read more.)

“Wyoming” Lyrics & More

“Wyoming” Lyrics & More

To love someone yet deny them the nourishment of the soil they need to flourish, physically, spiritually, and emotionally is not to love them at all. It took me 18 years to get where I was going… (Click image to read more.)

“Petroglyph” Lyrics & More

“Petroglyph” Lyrics & More

There are hundreds of rock carvings where we live, some as many as three thousand years old. When I see them, I’m compelled to contemplate the spiritual journeys, aspirations, and struggles for survival their creators must have experienced. I tried to imagine the energies with which they imbued their strange etchings and what message they might convey after 3,000 journeys around the sun… (Click image to read more.)

“Margolaigne” Lyrics & More

“Margolaigne” Lyrics & More

She would have had to be an amazing woman, and he would have had to love her very much. 150 years later, such devotion may not be as prevalent, but I think it’s still as longed for and revered. If you agree, perhaps what he has to say and the way he says it isn’t so antiquated after all… (Click image to read more.)

“Little Jenny” Lyrics & More

“Little Jenny” Lyrics & More

Let’s say you’re an eccentric old miner in the mountains and the only friend you’ve got in all the world is a mule. The odds that your relationship would, at times, be vital to your existence? Very good. The odds that you’d love that mule more than you’d let on? Indisputable. The odds that fans worldwide will crank… (Click image to read more.)

“Wings” Lyrics & More

“Wings” Lyrics & More

The presence of an eagle is always powerful and inspirational. Linda’s presence in my life is the same. Hers was the encouragement that propelled me into new musical artistry, rekindled my belief, and inspired my voice and heart to sing again… (Click image to read more.)

“Until It’s Gone” Lyrics & More

“Until It’s Gone” Lyrics & More

There are those who argue that we are the sum of our choices. Choosing not to choose is still a choice in that equation — one that easily dares destiny and provokes the devil. I don’t know of another song in which someone dies and is eaten by vultures… (Click image to read more.)

“Santa Fe” Lyrics & More

“Santa Fe” Lyrics & More

Some love can be so deep it never sees the light of day, even though it’s aching to. It’s the kind of love you see the taillights of for the rest of your life. I hope these images evoke compassion for you, and for whoever’s headlights were… (Click image to read more.)

“Whiskey Basin” Lyrics & More

“Whiskey Basin” Lyrics & More

There really is a Whiskey Basin. There really is a “Sweet (Lake) Louise.” I really would rather ride my horse in the Wyoming wilderness than do almost anything else in the world. I really can “find myself” there. I really don’t need a monkey, and I totally hope that when it’s time to head to Heaven, you too “know the way to run”… wherever that might be… (Click image to read more.)

“Cowboy Inside” Lyrics & More

There’s an axiom in Nashville: Don’t write a country song in 3/4 time. Why? It will never get recorded. I broke that rule for Dave Ruff, one of my real-life heroes and dearest friends. He loved classic country music, and I wanted to honor him with a “real” country song, as he put it. I hope the record… (Click image to read more.)

“Unicorns” Lyrics & More

“Unicorns” Lyrics & More

At about the time she falls in love with Unicorns, the little sorceress you love won’t just believe in magic, she’ll enchant you with moments of inexplicable preciousness. She’ll weave the sacred spells of firsts and lasts, the transformations of waking and falling asleep. She’ll wave her wand and… (Click image to read more.)