"You Never Know" was inspired at Lake Powell (Glen Canyon Damn); beautiful red sculptured rock cliffs all around. Was on a house boating trip with family & friends, grabed a guitar and climbed up the rock 150 feet or so and sat gazing at the landscape. It initially triggered the opening verse "How has this all come to pass? Ageless canyons carved out of the past."
"Annie In the Fannie" was inspired by my oldest son's Grandfather, who ran through the living room chasing chasing the 3 year old threatening "I'm going to hit you in the fannie with a Flounder!" The rest of the song got written by bouncing lines off my son; the lines he laughed or smiled at are the ones we kept.
"My Father Was A Butcher", and the rest of that series was inspired by the most wonderful father of all, Richie McShaffrey. Here's you you me lad!