is a very successful songwriter whose credits include "MacArthur Park
" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix
." Webb also recorded his own material, including this song. Music industry veteran Hans Ebert tells us this story: "I interviewed Jimmy many years back after a gig in LA and, as I love the song - especially the title - asked him about it. Apparently, the line came from Waylon Jennings, who was pissed off at how long a shoot for a music video was taking. That was his line to the director before walking off into the sunset and never to return.
I also remember raving about this track and the album it's from - El Mirage
- to Jerry Greenberg who, at the time was reporting in to Ahmet Ertegun. His reply: "Hans, you must be one of three people in the world who has bought that piece of s--t."