Album: My Favorite Picture of You (2013)


  • American singer-songwriter Guy Clark composed this song as a reaction to the press coverage of the suicide epidemic afflicting soldiers returning from the Middle East. "It felt like something that needed to be addressed," he told American Songwriter magazine. "I want it to be something you want to hear again. And a lot of times, it's not really a chorus, it's just 'desperados waiting for a train.' And that's all the chorus there is. Just that. Like how 'my favorite picture of you' is the only thing that repeats."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Taylor DayneSongwriter Interviews

Taylor talks about "The Machine" - the hits, the videos and Clive Davis.

Phil Hurtt ("I'll Be Around")Songwriter Interviews

Phil was a songwriter, producer and voice behind many Philadelphia soul classics. When disco hit, he got an interesting project: The Village People.

Joe Elliott of Def LeppardSongwriter Interviews

The Def Leppard frontman talks about their "lamentable" hit he never thought of as a single, and why he's juiced by his Mott The Hoople cover band.

Joe ElySongwriter Interviews

The renown Texas songwriter has been at it for 40 years, with tales to tell about The Flatlanders and The Clash - that's Joe's Tex-Mex on "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"

James Bond Theme SongsMusic Quiz

How well do you know the 007 theme songs?

Randy NewmanSongwriting Legends In Their Own Words

Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job.