"Elston drew on his experiences over the years traveling from gig to gig, watching cows grazing as the tour bus sped by. “We’d be on the road, touring, and that meant riding the bus for hours at a time,” Elston told me. “We’d drive past pastures, cotton fields, cornfields. I’d always see these cows, just grazing, so peaceful, and I’d think to myself, ‘You know, they have it made. They just graze and shit!’”
Ultimately, Elston’s observation about those moments of serenity led to the Friends of Distinction’s first hit record.