This was a duet that Hornsby performed with Shawn Colvin, who later scored solo success with "Sunny Came Home
." This is different from Hornsby's prior work: the song about a traumatized man who is traveling from town to town, living a life without any roots or consistency. There are a few people who try to help him, but something prevents the unfortunate victim from accepting it. It's a song about loneliness, though the source of the poor man's problems is never spelled out.
Mike - Santa Barbara, CA