Many of Higgins' lyrics understandably cover the 'on the road' theme, but they demonstrate that there is far more depth to that genre than just leaving behind a string of broken hearts. Higgins is a storyteller who sings about street music, hitchhiking, true love, border guards, insects and hen houses. His lyrics tackle environmental issues such as extinction, deforestation and pollution and social issues such as famine, poverty, religion, war and politics. Whether from a rat's eye view from the gutter or through the eyes of the drunk at the far end of the bar, he let's you into the daydreams and philosophies of the bums and punks on the street. Higgins shows us that every town has a tale, every face has something to say and that life is a passing story.