This time around, our task was to write a country ballad called “The Ballad of Rufus Amos Adams”. We went old-timey on this one (there’s more than a little “Amazing Grace” in there), and took our lyrical inspiration from a semi-obscure Randy Newman song called “William Brown“.
You know how, when people do past-life regression, they always were some sort of barbarian warlord, or Egyptian queen, or pope or something awesome and romantic romantic like that? And nobody ever was say, a serf, or footsoldier, or scrivener? Well, this song is kind of the musical version of that.