Track By Track

My new album, track by track. I wanted to share with you the stories behind the songs…

FALLEN ANGEL

She won’t let go until your money’s all spent
I’ve earned a lot of money in my life – and burned through a lot of money. In order to understand the value of one dollar, I had to lose the lot. I think there’s a bit of a fallen angel in all of us.

SUMMERTIME

I can smell the ocean in the breeze
It’s light and breezy, looking at the world from a nice angle – the wind in your hair, being young and carefree. I always wanted to be the guy who wrote a song like this.

HEART RUN DRY

God, we had some fun!
Most guys do some pretty wild stuff – a few of us are a little wilder than necessary. The blues and gospel sound gets me every time, striking an emotional chord.

RESCUE ME

I’m so lost and I’m on my own
I’ve been to the bottom of the well. But there is a way out. Now that I’m healthy, every day is a good day. It’s great to be alive.

CLOSE THE DOOR

Her world will never be the same
I spent a couple of years in the army and I wanted to pay tribute to our servicemen and women – and their families. When a soldier doesn’t come home, it’s tragic, and I wanted to show that people do care.

SWEET MARIE

I’m getting older, harder to love
This is a love song from an older guy’s perspective. I love seeing an older couple holding hands, or an older guy carrying flowers. I want to be that guy.

SIMPLE MAN

Simple things can make you happy
I really am a simple man. I get great happiness out of helping other people. It makes me like who I am – and for a long time I didn’t like myself.

NO-ONE TAKES ME SERIOUS

I don’t believe it – no one takes me serious
It’s not always easy having such a successful brother. But don’t get me wrong – this song comes from a position of absolute respect and not jealousy or envy. Jim is the hardest-working man in rock ’n’ roll and I love him.

SAY GOODNIGHT

It doesn’t matter what you say or do – I’m so in love with you
I wanted to take a trip to the ’50s, capture a moment in time and the simple side of life.

HERE’S TO YOU

I miss you, my old friend
I go to palliative care places and sit and talk to people and play for them. It’s a great privilege. I got to know a great guy named Todd, who taught me a lot about life. Todd’s death hit me hard. I sang this song at his funeral.