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Thursday, May 28, 2020

13 Songs: Everything Falls Apart

Death, Trouble, and Hard Journeys

1. “Everything Falls Apart,” Dog’s Eye View.
“Don’t look now, things just got worse.”

2. “Next Best Western,” Lucy Wainwright Roche. 
“The highway takes its toll, the green light flashes go.”

3. “When I Get to Heaven,” John Prine. 
“Dah-dah-dah, doo-doo-doot.”

4. “Opelousas (Sweet Relief),” Maria McKee
“It’s in a bottle of wine or just losing some time.”

5. “Nobody Dies,”  Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
“What to say? What to say? What to say?”

6. “All Kinds of Time,” Fountains of Wayne.
“The clock’s running down.”

7. “Hummingbird,” Tim Easton.
“I take you on.”

8. “Might as Well Get Stoned,” Chris Stapleton. 
“Since my whiskey’s gone . . .”

9. “If You Have Ghosts,”  John Wesley Harding.
 “The moon to the left of me is a part of my thoughts and a part of me is me.”

10. “A Long Way Home,” Dwight Yoakam.
“Without one clue that it’s a long way home.”

11. “Step into the Light,” Mavis Staples. 
”See what you will as you’re climbing up that hill.”

12. “Farther on up the Road,” Johnny Cash.
“Got a song to sing. It keeps me out of the cold.”

13.  “Runnng on Empty,” Jackson Browne and David Lindley
“Running into the Sun, but I’m running behind.”