Bluebonnets

  • songfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • The song's second verse pays tribute to Aaron Watson's late daughter, Julia Grace, whom he and his wife lost in 2011. "Not long after losing Julia, we took some Easter pictures of our other three kids," he told Taste of Country. "We went to the cemetery where she's buried, kind of up in the hills near the town of Buffalo Gap."

    "There were all these bluebonnet flowers and I'm staring at my three kids and they're sitting in this field of bluebonnets and in the background I can see where we buried my daughter. It was a feeling I'll never forget," the singer continued, "Like 'Wow, life is so fragile.'"

    "We went back to the cemetery a few weeks later," Watson added, "and the temperature had gotten hot enough that the bluebonnets had all died."
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Guy ClarkSongwriter Interviews

Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett are just a few of the artists who have looked to Clark for insightful, intelligent songs.

Chris Squire of YesSongwriter Interviews

One of the most dynamic bass player/songwriters of his time, Chris is the only member of Yes who has been with the band since they formed in 1968.

Rush: Album by Album - A Conversation With Martin PopoffSong Writing

A talk with Martin Popoff about his latest book on Rush and how he assessed the thousands of albums he reviewed.

Muhammad Ali: His Musical Legacy and the Songs he InspiredSong Writing

Before he was the champ, Ali released an album called I Am The Greatest!, but his musical influence is best heard in the songs he inspired.

Goodbye, Hello: Ten Farewell Tour Fake-OutsSong Writing

The 10 biggest "retirement tours" that didn't take.

Maria MuldaurSongwriter Interviews

The "Midnight At The Oasis" singer is an Old Time gal. She talks about her jug band beginnings and shares a Dylan story.