Funny how lyrics about London are on this little album
because that's where I am now. Just a month here which is moving faster
than a Black Cab on Southwark Street, in a year which has both destroyed
me and built me back up again. The Barbara Manning Saga is an eventful
one. Those who under-stand my lyrics know the story.
This album was recorded while I was travelling for 11 months, leaving
San Francisco after living there for 12 years. Everything fell apart.
I had to hit the road. I decided to see the world, get to know my friends
better, figure out where I belong. I sold or gave away most of my things.
Lots of records gone and 5 guitars. It was liberating. All the rest of
my things were packed in a little shed in the woods.
I lived in my van during the autumn of 1998, driving across America visiting
National Parks and playing my heart out. That must be where I lost it.
I drove down to Mexico to see the tequila sunrise. I flew to Germany just
in time for my birthday and I spent a long cold winter writing these songs.
I learned a lot about myself, about loneliness and friendship. About how
much love I need to survive. Springtime hit me like a Llama prancing under
a full moon. I started my favorite band, The Go-Luckys! We recorded these
songs within the second month of forming. My power was restored! Flavio
and Fabrizio saved me from being lost. I still don't know where I'll end
up, but I know that I belong. Now together we will conquer the world!
Homeless where the heart is.
I dedicate this album to myself.
July 28, 1999