This book is a compilation of songs written by Rick Tobin from 1969 to 2009. The wide scope of topics and interests, as well as quality and composition, are clearly evident. The songs reflect the thoughts and experiences over a lifetime of creativity, stretching from the weirdness, anger and solitude of youth to the considerations and regrets from a body ripening towards harvest time. Some might be seen as outrageous, sexist, and just plain bizarre---and I've been all those things at one time or another in my youth. If our songs aren't true to who we are when we write them they are like the chalk drawings on a school yard in the rain. Besides, variety is the spice. What more would one expect from a writer born in the Year of the Cat?