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Unlike most of my songs, this one is pure fiction. It came to me out of a dream. In the dream I was standing in the harsh light of a bare bulb hanging in the center of the empty living room of a weathered two-story house. Before me was the only thing of color: a blue suitcase. The house teetered precariously on a sandbar eroding in the midst of a river swollen with a driving rain. In the process of writing the lyrics I imagined that I had just killed two men over a card game. Their vengeful families were riding down on me from the bluff above. I shouted to my companion to pack the blue[s] suitcase. The song was recorded at Caffeina Roasting Company in Boise, ID on 2/1/2019.
The song is an apology to someone I knew briefly long, long ago. The video was shot on 1/4/2019 at my regular Friday night show at the Caffeina Roasting Company in Boise, ID. Click the image below to watch it.
Bueno, the Roan
The song is in the voice of a man trying to guide his lifelong friend back to the humanity they experienced in their youth.
Santa Fe County
This is the story of a man who leaves his young girlfriend behind in Texas to become who he calls the Poet of Santa Fe County. Though his ambition costs him the prospect of a happy life with her, it is a price he is willing to pay.