Lauren: This lyric is one of the very few that more-or-less presented itself to me, fully-formed. I wrote it in an afternoon, but the story had been percolating for a while. In the fall of 1984, (…more)Andy: Lauren’s lyric for “The Harvest” is really a short story, and this song was one of our first collaborations. I produced a recording of Rick Lee singing it back in the early 1990’s, but at that time… (…more notes, credits, lyrics, etc.)
Andy: I have played this song since I was in my mid-teens. Variants of these verses show up in many other old songs as well, and I incorporated one or two in my own version of “Storms.” This song is usually done as a waltz, but I like the way it flows in 4/4, and I arranged it that way many years ago. – Duet with Maura O’Connell.
Andy: Writing material for and with artists that I have produced has given me many songs that I enjoy singing myself. This is one. (… credits, lyrics)
Lauren: I love writing about relationships with a twist. Our client, Ronnie Young, came to us with this song started, and I had a blast fleshing out the lyrics while Andy did the same with the music. It’s based on a person Ron once knew (with a great deal of embellishment), but we’ve all known a Ruby Lee at one time or another….