'King of The Jolly' is about a guy named Danny O'Brien, a typical guy at the local pub, life of the party, well-loved, but who may have little else going on his life. He's full of big plans, but too busy doing nothing to get around to them. We all know people like Danny and the pathos of them hit me as i saw a fella like this in a pub in Ireland one night. I didn't know anything about him, so I wrote a backstory and filled out the song. This is often how I write a song...I observe a small tableau and wonder about the backstory behind it all. I inject my own experiences and people I've met. I've traveled quite a bit, so have met a lot of people.