LONE WOLF Mandolin strings are struck with the dynamic intensity and driving rhythms that Jack Pine has become known for, ending with a powerful howl and the softly sung words “I don’t want to scare you away”. Jack Pine sings the praises of the wolf inside him without quite realizing that perhaps he’s the only one that fears it.
WARMING UP Here a softly plucked mandolin and Drerup’s swelling electric guitar frames a tale of the man at the end of the bar. He’s there every night and realizes that he’s missed out there in the world, but as the haunting chorus repeats, the voices in his head keep telling him “I don’t belong there”.
MAKE UP OR BREAK UP A warning bell for an ongoing human attack on the environment. Mother Nature’s defenses are already in play; and as the song’s title suggests, unless we step up and start working with her rather than against her, we will eventually lose that war. So, “who’s gonna make up the time that’s been lost? Who’s gonna take up the cause and it’s cost?”
WAITIN’ ON THE RAIN Written in a late summer heat wave that’s overstayed its welcome, here Jack Pine begs the skies to open up and wash it all away….”Please, please, please come soak me to the bone…turn the roads into a river, turn this heat into a shiver.”