“This Old Porch” is a song about nostalgia and memory, about remembering a time and a pace of life that has sadly passed. Tired of snow…. tired of much… I close my eyes and listen to Lyle Lovett. I imagine what it would be like to sit again on an old porch with a longneck beer and good Tex-Mex food, to listen to good music and to feel the warm sun on my face again… and on the faces of so many who are gone.
On the last day of a cold January, it is easy to dream of warmer climes, of summer days and shady porches, of cold drinks and easy breezes whispering in leaf-covered trees.