A blues-rocker about Johnson’s native town that wastes little time getting down to business. Johnson fills the gaps in the verses with clean, glassy, jazzy chords. The solo is a free-wheelin’ jaw-dropper, one in which notes summersault over one another. Jonny Lang’s vocals are dreamy one second, rough and bursting with barely contained emotion the next.
Eric Johnson says:
“The lyrics are about how much Austin has changed over the years. I’m a born-and-bred Texan, and I remember Austin as a kid, how it had such great nature and lakes and the Barton Creek Greenbelt. There’s been such a massive change in the landscape - that’s the price we pay for progress, which isn’t always a good thing.
"Again, I sang it originally, but I wanted more of a Stevie Wonder vibe on it, and I wasn’t convinced that my vocal did the job. Jonny happened to be in town playing a show, so he had off the next day and came in and overdubbed the vocal. I liked his singing better than mine, so that’s what I went with. I do like to sing, but I’m not precious at all about having to do the vocals. Whatever works, you know?”