I'm No Father, My Brother, Iím Only a Brother, My Son
Written explicitly for my son who requested that I write him a song. He gave me this title and told me to use it. The title means that even though I have kids, the higher view of our relationship is that we are not father and children, but we are brothers and sisters, children of one reality. This might be my favorite song that I've ever written.
Race Track Tack
Think of driving a race car in a 500 mile race. The incredible concentration that race driving must take, and to maintain this for a 500 mile drive, surely calls for amazing endurance and focus. This song hopes to relate, at a slow pace, some of that persistence, sameness, and lonely elevation of awareness.
Top Intelligence, Military
This song gets its name from the seriousness of the chords and the abrupt regimentation of their rhythm. That explains the 'military' part. The arhythmic lead guitar in Part B lends a feeling of conscious thought, giving the intelligence aspect.
Almost Want to be There
For me, this song portrays a play-ground so nice that I almost want to be there. It is in 3/4 time which is usually associated with gentler, more managed arenas.
This is a kind of medley of 3 little uptempo, jazzish songlets.