Since most of the songs were written by Noah on a 6-string acoustic guitar, they tend to be country songs. Perhaps because the guitar was made in Brazil during the 1960s, two songs became bossa novas. In any event, several songs were liberated in the studio, where they achieved their potential as songs in the styles of The Byrds, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Moody Blues and (gasp!) Pink Floyd. When the dust cleared, about half of the songs remained country songs.
Every song has a story. Backward I Gaze is based on a haiku poem by the venerable Japanese poet, Shiki. Silver Ball on the Roulette Wheel of Life began as a friendly parody of country songs, but quickly became the real item. Light Shadows was originally the spooky introduction to a song that wasn’t good enough to make the cut. Accessory to Love was the result of a series of miracles worthy of a novel. I Love You, Keep Reading was intended to be a country song, but – like Hotel California – became reggae. Chelsea was originally recorded in Nashville and released in 1971 as Kelsey. It was updated before its reappearance.
Many of the songs were written four decades ago. The others are new. The music for some was written by James Jeff Withrow (Accessory to Love) and Chris Capozza (Fine as Frog Hair, Baja Manifesto, Mr. Wrong). The music and lyrics to Time Suite Time were written by Nick Coppola, Chris Capozza, Bryan Wilson and Jon Agee, who jointly hold the copyright. Except for the foregoing, the lyrics and music were written by Noah Bond.