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The Long Race

Si Twining
Bruce wrote this one at a point when things were a bit bleak on the romance and the career fronts, and Huey Lewis told him...

The Old Playground

Si Twining
Looking through Bruce’s setlists on Bruuuce.com, The Old Playground is a song which appears to have been more or less discarded by the passage of...

The Red Plains

Si Twining
When I wrote these verses, I was trying to set up this catastrophe that Bruce had laid out in the chorus, and then I tried...

The River Runs Low

Si Twining
In a lot of our songs there’s a search for love mixed with other strong emotions that come from events beyond control. The boyfriend or...

The Road Not Taken

Si Twining
First analysis… Reviewing this song is an immense task. The Road Not Taken is so powerful in its imagery, emotion and beauty, that no amount...

The Show Goes On

Si Twining
Bruce Hornsby’s The Show Goes On meaning and lyric analysis from Carwyn Tywyn: Thematically, Valley Road and The Show Goes On probably fall into the...

The Staves

Si Twining
Albums: Absolute Zero (album) – vocals on Never in This House...

The Tide Will Rise

Si Twining
It has already been shown throughout “lyric views” how Bruce Hornsby has demonstrated a concern for general social and human issues. This song is clearly...

The Way It Is

Si Twining
I think Bruce has wanted for a long time to express his amazement about how stubbornly people cling to their intolerant attitudes – both socially...

The Wild Frontier

Si Twining
We’ve never gotten used to L.A. and always wanted to get back home to the South. In this song, I called home “the wild frontier”,...

These Arms of Mine

Si Twining
This song is about a man dealing with temptation and infidelity. It follows his thoughts and desires as he goes back and forth, walking the...