Pat Green is not a big advance planner. He will tell you this openly, and if you spend more than a few minutes with him, it is fairly obvious that not much rattles the tall, easygoing Texan. As he prepares to release his 12th career album, Songs We Wish We'd Written II, his second collection of cover tunes featuring guests like Jack Ingram and Collective Soul's Ed Roland, he muses on the long, somewhat gnarled path that's led him to this latest chapter in his career. Amazingly, after 18 years on the road and several different label homes, he still approaches making music in basically the same way. This time, however, was admittedly a little different.