of life in poetic fashion as well as spinning vivid vignettes centered on classic country themes of whiskey
and women. “The Long Way Around was meant to make sense to any listener at the surface level, but a
few of the songs have more of a subversive meaning,” Harris says. “If a listener were to analyze the
phrases, the song might take on a more substantial meaning.” His early single “Ball and Chain” backs the
claim with classic, rocking honkytonk swing.