Thursday Tracks: True Sadness

2016, Thursday Tracks

GUYS! This weekend I’m going to see The Avett Brothers in Dallas with my main squeeze, who has never listened to their music by the way. I’m so very excited about him seeing them live, even if the temperatures are going to reach 99 degrees, y’all! That means that it’ll feel more than 100 degrees at a certain point in the day! WHOA.

So anyway, The Avett Brothers’s TRUE SADNESS album will be released June 24th, but we’ve gotten four songs from it already, and this track is one of them. They’re all great so far, btw. SO GOOD! As always.

One thing to always take note of with their songs is the lyrics. Their songs always have such raw honesty to them:

‘Cause I still wake up shaken by dreams
And I hate to say it but the way it seems
Is that no one is fine
Take the time to peel a few layers and you will find
True sadness

And then it has this other part about not objectifying women that just made me tear up a little:

Angela became a target
As soon as her beauty was seen
By young men who try to reduce her down
To a scene on an X rated screen
Is she not more than the curve of her hips?
Is she not more than the shine on her lips?
Does she not dream to sing and to live and to dance down her own path
Without being torn apart?
Does she not have a heart?

Take a listen and tell me what you think!

You were a friend to me when my wheels were off the track
I know you say there is no need, but I intend to pay you back
When my mind was turning loose and all my thoughts were turning black
You shined a light on me and I intend to pay you back

When I was a child, I depended on a bottle
Full-grown I’ve been known to lean on a bottle
But you’re the real deal in a world of imposters
And I’ve seen the program make men out of monsters

‘Cause I still wake up shaken by dreams
And I hate to say it but the way it seems
Is that no one is fine
Take the time to peel a few layers and you will find
True sadness

Adam and Eve must have really done a number
On that garden when the apple was finished
Leaving behind them a den made of sadness
A damage that can’t or won’t be replenished

‘Cause I still wake up shaken by dreams
And I hate to say it but the way it seems
Is that no one is fine
Take the time to peel a few layers and you will find
True sadness

Angela became a target
As soon as her beauty was seen
By young men who try to reduce her down
To a scene on an X rated screen

Is she not more than the curve of her hips?
Is she not more than the shine on her lips?
Does she not dream to sing and to live and to dance down her own path
Without being torn apart?
Does she not have a heart?

I cannot go on with this evil inside me
I step out my front door and I feel it surround me
Just know the kingdom of God is within you
Even though the battle is bound to continue

‘Cause I still wake up shaken by dreams
And I hate to say it but the way it seems
Is that no one is fine
Take the time to peel a few layers and you will find
True sadness
True sadness
True true sadness

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Jess @ Gone with the Words

Jess @ Gone with the Words

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