I'm near 40 years old and wrote songs when I was a kid up into my early 20s. Then I never again picked up a pen until my mid 30s. I went through some stuff that blocked my access to that big pencil in the sky. Listening to Townes Van Zandt woke my creativity back up and gave me a line to sky pencil. He's the best songwriter that ever walked this earth, in my opinion. This song is my tribute to him, though is much more a metaphor of an individual trying to find happiness in life, struggling through the storms and waves to reach a destination that ironically ends up being like everyone else's final destination: Death. This song is one of my babies. I cringe at the thought of it being anyone else's, but a writer needs to put their stuff out there, personal or not. Hope y'all enjoy. Think "Buckskin Stallion Blues" when reading these lyrics. Also: The "chorus" of this song is just after the second bar in each verse. The tempo's meant to pick up with an in-verse chorus. I think anyone who reads it will understand the gist. Thanks.