From the album Red Beet Records - 2008
By Todd Snider (Keith Sykes Music/Bro and Sis Music, Inc./I Heard Them Songs, Inc., BMI)
A treasured friend, Todd Snider is also the barefoot muse of East Nashville. He originally recorded this song as a mid-tempo rocker, and it works great that way. We tried to record it as a mid-tempo rocker, and it sounded more like a tribute than anything else. And so we were going to ditch it altogether, until we thought about what Snider would do, which is to find another door into the truth of the thing. Three minutes and eight seconds later...