Down South in Seattle Town

This was one of my favorite tunes from February Album Writing Month ( in 2012.

There aren’t many people in the United States for whom Seattle is South, but I’m one! I thought of the opening line for this tune while driving south to Seattle from my home in Bellingham. I got stuck in I-5 traffic, and got stuck on that one line, where I remained stuck for an entire year. The idea originated in February 2011, then finally in February 2012, for some reason that’s beyond my understanding, I was suddenly overflowing with both country and Seattle clichés to finish out the song. Songwriting, and the human mind, can be so mysterious.