Sunday, July 08, 2007


Last year saw a new Drive-By Truckers album, A Blessing and A Curse. It's a little more compact than the previous few had been, with only 11 tracks and a running time around 45 minutes. Of those 11, two are written by Jason Isbell.

It's a rock song with multiple guitars weaving in and out and has Jason's usual impassioned vocals. He is joined by Patterson's harmony on the chorus (and later echoing of Jason), which is incredibly catchy and is definitely the centerpiece of the song lyrically as well as musically...

"Don't be so easy on yourself
'cause this one might be all that you have left
Rearrange the voices in your head and remember what they said.
Don't be so easy on yourself

It's got some great guitar solo work as well. Really, it's everything you could ask of a three-and-a-half minute rock song.

1 comment:

Tommy Times said...

I totally agree. I have been listening to the Truckers for a few months, and it took me awhile to realize what a great song this is. I think it slipped by me cause it has a more polished, poppy vibe than most Truckers songs.