Album: Black Sheep (2015)
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  • Yonder Mountain banjo player Dave Johnston sings lead on this one, which is the title track to the group's 11th album. In our interview with Johnston, he talked about the meaning of the song. "The idea behind it is there's a guy saying he's got the answer to everyone's problems, and if you just follow him, he can figure it out," he said. "And it turns out that the guy is really no more adept at handling his own problems than anything else."

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