The Difference Between Us (live)

…or maybe we should concentrate on what we have in common… The difference between a lover and friend is the difference between the start and the end the difference between a crack and a bend that’s the difference between us The difference between your life’s longest day and the one when you wake up, you’reContinue reading “The Difference Between Us (live)”

Let That Bird Fly Away

This is not a song about birds, not even in the Swingin’ Sixties British sense of the word. This is a song about letting go. Getting old is the process of letting go but some things are harder to let go of than others, and sometimes they follow you into your dreams. This is oneContinue reading “Let That Bird Fly Away”

I Love You So Bad It Hurts (live)

I got two girls One’s in heaven and one’s below One I love with all my heart And one I do not know Townes Van Sandt I didn’t know it as I was writing this song but it turns out to be about two women, with the verses alternating between thoughts of each of them.Continue reading “I Love You So Bad It Hurts (live)”

The 20 greatest breakup songs ever – ranked! — Music | The Guardian

On the 40th anniversary of Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive topping the charts – and as the UK blunders towards its own acrimonious divorce – here’s the definitive list of tear-stained stonkersHip-hop isn’t big on romantic heartbreak, but this is a particularly fine example. There’s a lot of bragging from Guru about how he’s so… viaContinue reading “The 20 greatest breakup songs ever – ranked! — Music | The Guardian”

I’m Not Afraid (LIVE)

I Fear is the challenge to overcome or to succumb and either way your work’s not done Once you think you’ve got it licked you’ve only learned half of the trick Just because you lose, or win, doesn’t mean a goddamn thing the next time that the fear begins II They say the fear ofContinue reading “I’m Not Afraid (LIVE)”

Slit Skirts

Aging gracefully is one of the great challenges in the life of a rock’n’roller. Many artists have pissed away their maturity chasing the tail of their youth. Just as many have gone to an early grave without having to confront the challenge. Then there are the few who tackle it head-on. Pete Townshend was aContinue reading “Slit Skirts”

DEMO: She Comes To Me

She comes to me in silent dreams When there’s nothing to say She comes to me in whispers That take my breath away She comes to me with questions Whose answers break my heart She comes to me with nothing That she makes a work of art I hear her in the silenceI see herContinue reading “DEMO: She Comes To Me”

Common Man

  In 1985 Dave Alvin wrote the lyrics to a song called Common Man, sung by his brother Phil on The Blasters album Hard Line. It is another of those depressingly relevant songs that keep popping up these days now that a sizeable majority of US citizens has decided the way to Make America GreatContinue reading “Common Man”