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“Even though I wrote it in Greece, I was very inspired by Ry Cooder’s Cherry Ball Blues, which, believe me, can take you a lot of places, but Greece is not one of them.
“Originally it was an instrumental, but Kevin said, ‘Put a vocal on it.’ He even came up with the title. I never thought of it as a vocal tune, but the minute he said it, I thought, 'Why not?'
“With the title in my head, I went off and wrote down the lyrics. Took me about a hour. That’s probably long for writing lyrics. I’m always of the mind that they should come in one short burst.
“I played acoustic on it and kind of doubled the melody line with my vocal. With the Greek instrumentation on top of everything, it came out real nice.”