Well, I hope you all had a great fourth of July weekend. Mine involved cooking out and fireworks. How all-American!
I’ve picked Jesus, Etc. by Wilco from their album Yankee Foxtrot Hotel for this week’s song.
I was introduced to it maybe four or five years ago by one of my dear camp friends Mary. This song made her cry on cue, for no apparent reason, and that’s why I originally loved it. Any song that can rouse such emotion out of someone has to be great. Especially because Mary is one of the most sunshiney and smiley people I know.
For some reason I think of this as a love song. Really the lyrics are kind of depressing. The world’s kind of ending, the girl has tears streaming down her cheeks. But then he’s telling her, despite all of this ickiness around us, it’s all ok, don’t cry, because I love you and we have our love. To me, that’s incredibly sweet.
So here it is on YouTube. Hope you like it as much as I do.