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I didn't have the courage to write about Charlottesville in this week's song. I thought about it a lot, but if I'm going to write about that, I will need more time. The reinvigoration of white supremacists operating in the open is the most grotesque expression of our American national identity, and it is a larger subject than I had the power to adequately address here today. Instead I wrote something personal and unrelated. I like this song, but I'm unsatisfied by my reluctance to confront the moment we're living through. I will circle back to this later.
This is a song about letting yourself rely on somebody. I'm in a marriage, so its a topic I think about a lot. I focused on the sweet interplay of guitars, and I think the vocal performance has the right lilt and sway. Listen to this, and think about working together with somebody good.
Gold in the sand of a river bed
Lord I need it so bad I'm losing sleep
When I sift the grains all I find is lead
And I'd leave the gold if it were up to me
I've got this
I'll take it from here
Hand to my heart I've got it made
I forget my fortune when I'm losing sleep
I forget the order of the plans we've made
And we'd hit the road if it were up to me