"i had a really hard earned - ya know, my 20s, the fact that i survived my 20s is a miracle. and i believe that wholeheartedly, that there’s genuinely no reason i can think of that i should be standing, er, sitting here right now, because i did everything to go the other direction. when i hit 30 for some reason it seemed to give me permission to relax a little bit." - justin townes earle
well, i woke up wondering where i was at just like i always do,
i-80 up ahead laid out like a lazy bitch on a sunday afternoon,
we’re 30 miles from cleveland, ain’t stopping, ain’t even passing through,
tonight we’ll stop in pittburgh, but philly’s where we’re going to.
i talked to my mom today, she seems like she’s doing fine,
told her i’d been getting sick again, we both pretend we don’t know why.
she says ‘one more drop of rain’…she swears we’ll all be drowned alive,
and she asked me how my father’s been, we both pretend we don’t know why.
oh, jte. making damn good music and making trouble. like he likes to do.
JTE is on the cover of Acoustic Guitar’s September issue, you can read the interview here.
JTE is producing wanda jackson’s new album - my anticipation level? crazy high!
i’m on a roll, mama, i gotta go, gotta get there while i still can,
troubled days are behind me now and i know they’re gonna let me in,
when you see me walkin’ up the empty yard, just a-singin’ and a-clappin’ my hands,
tell my mama I love her, tell my father I tried, give my money to my baby to spend…
justin townes earle & cory younts
i come home
and you can’t give me a smile,
i don’t know,
maybe you think that i’m
bound to you baby,
or maybe your fool,
but you gotta treat me
better than you do,
‘cause it’s hard livin’ lovin’ you…
the man can flat out pick a guitar.