Man, what a beautiful tale in the form of a beautiful song. Nice work, Josh Ritter.
I was out running the trails of the bay area this evening, soaking in the leaves on the ground, the fresh bay air and the changes my life has taken in 2010. In the midst of that moment came this song via my ipod. I haven’t heard it until today and I put it on repeat a while.
Josh’s lyrics, his song arrangement of this song reminds me of Leonard Cohen. Different, but similar is Cohen’s ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’ which is another fave of mine.
I think I’ll check out a bit more Josh Ritter because of this song.