Friday, January 15, 2010

Wedding song

I'm enjoying MacCarthy Trench's Wedding Song. I'm a huge fan of country music because the songs narrate stories in a distinct kind of way: the Southern accent, the careful strumming of the guitar . . . This song has those elements. And the story—that of a young man who didn't pursue his first love and who now regrets his lack of courage—is bittersweet.
I believe she was my one chance to marry young
To have some dark-haired daughters and some guitar-pickin' sons
And try and realize my plan to raise a real fine bluegrass band
The ending feels a lot like John McLauglin's Indiana. Sad songs make my ears happy.

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