Tuesday, November 09, 2010

"In My Time of Need" by Ryan Adams

Here's a gem from YouTube - Ryan Adams' beautiful guitar/banjo song In My Time of Need, set to a slideshow video of classic photography from the Great Depression. View full screen (to do that, click on the four arrows symbol bottom right of the video player window) and turn the volume up a bit. The lyrics, sung from the point of view of an elderly man looking back on the hard life he and his wife have shared, are magical.

"I work these hands to bleed, 'cause I've got mouths to feed... I've got 15 dollars hid above the stove..."