If I Had a Boat

  • Lovett claims that this song is based on a true story. He once tried to ride a pony across a pond [Hopefully it was not a deep pond and the pony was never uncomfortable. As far as we know, Lovett is good with animals and children], and thought it would be easier if he had a boat.
  • This is the lead track off of Lovett's second album. This album expanded his audience beyond just country music, while songs like this helped to retain some of that crowd.

Comments: 1

  • Chrissie from Raceland, LaThe Dave Matthews Band plays a cover of this song.
see more comments

Spooner OldhamSongwriter Interviews

His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."

Dar WilliamsSongwriter Interviews

A popular contemporary folk singer, Williams still remembers the sticky note that changed her life in college.

Van Dyke ParksSongwriter Interviews

U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.

The Untold Story Of Fiona Apple's Extraordinary MachineSong Writing

Fiona's highly-anticipated third album almost didn't make it. Here's how it finally came together after two years and a leak.

A Monster Ate My Red Two: Sesame Street's Greatest Song SpoofsSong Writing

When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.

Howard JonesSongwriter Interviews

Howard explains his positive songwriting method and how uplifting songs can carry a deeper message.