I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
When it comes to the meaning of this particular song, there are probably as many interpretations as there are listeners. The following article provides an interesting take on it:
Behind the Song
In 2014, Erik Jensen, my long time friend and band mate died after a long illness. The night before his memorial service, I was spending some time with his family at their house. I picked up an acoustic guitar and started playing this song. His daughter picked up a mandolin and joined in. Erik and I had actually covered the song in our band about 20 years previous.
We ended up playing it at his memorial service. After that, I started thinking about recording an Appalachian and/or Celtic version similar to what we had done at the memorial.
In 1999 and 2000, Tyler won the All-Ireland Championship (the World Championships of Irish Music) on the Uilleann pipes – and became the first American to win the All-Ireland on that instrument. In 2001, he won the All-Ireland on the bodhran – also the first American to win on this instrument. At age 15, he was featured on the EMMY award-winning Kitty Donohoe Album "This Road Tonight."