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Across the River

This song is about pursuing hard-to-attain goals in the face of skepticism from people around you. It also says that there is nothing wrong with a little healthy ambition.

Another Day

This is about the inanity of TV and fighting in the aisles that has occurred on some of the talk shows. There’s no important comment here, just the obvious comments

Barren Ground

In this song, we try to show another angle on how the reckless actions of people today, actions taken with no precautions for protecting the environment, will come back to

Carry the Water

This is a pretty straightforward song about making the effort and reaching out to someone who needs a hand. It’s a simple statement, but definitely something worth devoting an entire

China Doll

Again, note the expansive roles played by both electric guitar and drums, giving the song a more “jazz” than “pop” feel. I believe there’s an interview by drummer John Molo,

Country Doctor

Hornsby is a master of the dark tale, as has been shown in Valley Road and other songs. Often, he has disguised the meaning of the song. The Show Goes

Defenders of the Flag

Earlier, we saw how Bruce had tapped into political sentiment in Look Out Any Window. Similarly, Defenders of the Flag and Jacob’s Ladder reveal a little more about the political

Down the Road Tonight

When we were kids we’d hear about some joint in town or some trailer out in the country that was a gathering place for nameless adults who were sort of

Every Little Kiss

The premise of this song is how poorer families are broken up when the husband or father has to get a job far away in another town because there are

Fields of Gray

I think this song is beautiful. Thematically, we might link it to “I Will Walk With You” on Scenes from the Southside. Indeed, browsing through the set lists available on