On this acoustic piece Seasick Steve harks back to the freedom of riding the rails in his younger days. During his youth, Steve would travel long distances across the southern states of America by hopping freight trains, as he looked for work as a farm labourer or in other seasonal jobs, often living as a hobo.
Steve told Uncut magazine that the songs on Man From Another Time are drawn from his own memories and experiences. He explained: "I always do that. I'm not very good at writing just for fun. Normally, I pick up a guitar, play a few things, think I like the way something sounds, and I remember something. If that goes past three or four words, I'll go with it."
It really was so easy for Linda Ronstadt to score a hit with her Buddy Holly cover of "It's So Easy." She would sometimes change the lyric to: "It's so easy to have a hit, all you have to do is recycle it."