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Songwriters: Lyrics: Phillip Gardner | Music: Phillip Gardner
Story Behind The Song: My friend Bob Parham is a poet, a real poet, and to most he seems a very serious guy. Not stuffy but serious. Bob was getting married. His wife-to-be wanted me to sing at their wedding. It was a kind invitation, but anybody who has heard me knows that I’m more a shouter than a singer. I’ve never really thought of myself as a singer. So I negotiate by saying I’ll sing something at the reception party. This is the song I wrote. And I played it. And everybody was liquored up enough to enjoy it. If it sounds to you a little like a Georgia Satellites’ song, I’ll take that as a compliment.
The recording is Michael, Kenny, and Pee Wee. At the first two Parkinson’s Benefits for Michael, I got to perform with PKM for the first time. I was especially happy to be on stage with Pee Wee. When I wrote for their band, I’d usually try to write songs for Pee Wee to sing. So I always felt a strong affinity for Pee Wee and always will be a little jealous of his fine, fine voice. – – Phillip Gardner