Think Of Me

Think Of Me
Think Of Me

Original, Live at Lou’s Ponderosa 5-1-09, 4 min 28 sec, 27.1 MB Flash Video

Think Of Me

I wrote this one while driving north up Interstate 95 at the end of the winter season. As a sailor, I’ve always done a lot of island music, its part of what I am. As I was driving, I started playing a simple “tump, tump-tump (ha-chacha)” beat on the steering wheel as I cruised alongin the van. Next thing I knew, the whole song came rolling out of me, and I wrote it down on a napkin (how traditional can you get?) as I drove, and sang it all the way up to Virginia.

It was a nice break from my usual sad, bluesy songs, but I often feel good when I am finally moving, leaving things behind, getting a new start, not sure what. I don’t know what it was. I also like this one because it is more folk music, about something so many people who have to go away from home and those they love to go work somewhere far away, with only the thoughts of them waiting back home to help keep them strong. And it all came together in some nice images, and it was all clear to me, I could see them, and I had been there myself, and I was telling my story, but telling theirs too. A good moment, a good song.

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