Saturday, May 07, 2011


This sad and wistful Steve Earle song is a perfect gem of a song. The mark of a good songwriter is what they leave out as much as what they include, and Steve stripped this song down to its bare essentials. That's one reason why this is one of the songs I cover in my "set" (note that I do *not* YouTube my covers). Playing this song and thinking it through almost every night helps clarify my mind greatly. I just need to write down the songs that come to me while I'm playing this song, sigh...

-- Badtux the Music Penguin

1 comment:

  1. This particular song always haunts me through the years, must as Coen's 'Alleluia' sung by KD


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