Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Song of the day

I'm not a huge Dave Matthews fan. I like his kind of laid-music well enough, I guess, and his lyrics can be alternately funny and insightful. But while it's all pleasant enough, I don't find myself reaching for it too often. Sometimes when driving, sometimes in the heat of summer when I'm in a mind of music festivals and dancing.

But this song is haunting to me. It takes the fragility of his voice, some spare repeated lyrics and simple minor chords to tell a really sad story. I'd forgotten it was on my iPod until it came up on random play yesterday, at which point I hit repeat like six times.

Dave Matthews' "Some Devil." I wish I could find a better version on YouTube, but such are the vagaries of the Internets.

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