Monday Monday Song 52 – Orphans of Peace

Hey little boy what’s that on your cheek? It’s a kiss my mama gave me before they sent her across the sea. Hey little girl what’s that in your hand? It’s a ring my daddy gave me. Now he’s fighting in the sand. Tell me what are we to do about this gulf between me…

Monday Monday Song 51 – Gotta Try

I thought things were changing when the walls kept coming down. It seems like we always build new ones to take their place. Why do we always need somebody to hate? I wonder if we’ll ever learn to love or will it be too late? Gotta try. It’s not easy being young with a war…

Monday Monday Song 50 – Swan Creek

Text from daughter. Stuck in traffic. Bad accident she says. Reminds me of this song I wrote long ago. She’ll be late for school. But what does it matter so I pray for those whose journey was ended so abruptly. Medevac carries them away. Swan Creek by Keith Lyndaker for the Belly Hymns Project Folk…

Monday Monday Song 45 – Spies by HBG

In the summer of 1995, Peter Sabath and Josh Welter often visited my home studio in West Virginia to hang out, jam, and perhaps record some music. In the process, a rather strange musical creation named Harry B Gone (HBG) was born. During the course of our collaboration, we gave a few concerts locally and…