"Don't Look Down, Pollyanna" is clearly a song about America today---all of the foreclosures taking place and the people out of (what were) their homes.
One reads the statistics---the numbers coming out of government monitoring agencies and the financial institutions, but where are all of the people going?
Everyone knows we're not still talking about secondary residences and failed attempts at flipping condos in Miami.
Are we talking about the waiting list for a tent village near Tampa?
As far as the song's title, anyone familiar with the (underrated) Disney film will recall Haley Mills (literally out on a limb) sneaking out of her upstairs window in order to attend the town bazaar.
Of course the peak scene is the one where the town preacher "sees the light" thanks to that wonderfully wise little girl and a quote from Abraham Lincoln (but I still prefer Mrs. Snow beside the fishing booth making sure Pollyanna wins a doll!)
DON'T LOOK DOWN, POLLYANNA
A brand new Steve Forbert song!
This studio demo (recorded September 25 and 26, 2009 with Marc Muller in New Jersey) is now exclusively available from SteveForbert.com!
We all know that the music business has gone through major changes. As long as the CD format exists we fully intend to offer an actual disc that you can hold in your hands. Nevertheless, instead of waiting another year or two for a proper studio release, we're planning to make selected new songs available as they develop, even if that means in "glorified demo" form.
With that in mind, enjoy our new download store and listen to the new song and download it for your own personal use.
The track is part of a seven song EP available for download. Also among the selections are Steve's cover of Tommy Edwards' hit "It's All in the Game" and the alternate version of "How Can You Change The World" which appeared on the now out-of-print Real Live Love CD single.
We're offering the track in a number of different file formats: MP3, FLAC, AppleLossless,etc. So we have you covered whether you're an audiophile or you simply want to add the track to your iPhone, iPod, or MP3 player.
We welcome your feedback as we attempt to change somewhat with changing times. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or leave a note in our guest book with your comments -- I'm looking forward to reading reviews of the new song too!