Keith releases his single, Hope On The Rocks, from his album with the same name.
Years ago, the first house I lived in, there was a couple a little bit older than me that were married and lived three houses down.They’d work, and on Fridays and Saturdays they’d have a big barbecue and play cards and drink beer. Once in a while, I’d go down there.
Eventually the couple split up and he lost touch with them:
I thought of all the people who come and go in your life, who don’t give you a two-week notice when they’re gone. And unless you’re really close to them, you just forget about them. I started thinking of that, and how my dad would go to the café every morning in town. He had his buddies he sat with …. and then just one day, they end up not showing up. You might ask what happened to them, but it’s not really a big loss to you, because it was just trivial chatter: football games, I like your new truck, how’s it going?