Steve Madewell: Music
I wrote this song as a tribute to a visit I made to my friend Bob Hollister's place outside of Billings.
I was on the road for a work trip and stopped at Bobby's on the way back from Reno.
I was so jazzed up from being in Reno that I was nearly quaking when I got to Bob's. I don't care for casinos.
Bob lives off the grid, and has worked hard to minimize his impact on the planet. We camped out somewhat near a place where God might have lost his shoes called Zortman. It is nearly next to nowhere.
Ironically Zortman is called out in the recent book about environment tragedy called Collapse.
We had a blast.
The Big Sky is all fogged in with a sweet rain falling down
If I donâ€™t have all that I need we can run to Tiger Town
Your summer time has been hot and dry but that will change this week
We really have nowhere to go
Weâ€™re nestled down on Arrow Creek
I'm mighty glad to just be here
Watch the seasons change with the year
There aint nowhere I'd rather be
Nestled right down on Arrow Creek
You got your crops all in and I just grin at the kindness from the ground
We can take a walk let me clear my thoughts
Watch your windmill spinning round
You don't mind if the sun don't shine As long as the wind still blows
Throw some wood in the stove
And I won't care if this cool rain turns to snow
I'm mighty glad to just be here sit back watch the seasons change in the year
There aint no where I'd rather be
Nestled down right here on Arrow Creek
Well tomorrow we can drive up north take a two track to the lake
Meet your friends take the sage lands in
See what the birds can take
Maybe I can catch a fish or two
Sing some songs by the fire
Me and you
With the Coyotes on the hillside joining in
You know I'm going to hate to see this end
The cross road called Zortman
Aint no kind of town
To lay up with a big storm blowing down
There aint nowhere Iâ€™d rather be
We better head back down south to Arrow Creek
Nestle right back down on Arrow Creek
Wash away my blues at Arrow Creek
Goin down down down on Arrow Creek
Calm myself back down at Arrow Creek