Posted by: will | April 21, 2006

Album Of The Day…

Drive-By Truckers "A Blessing And A Curse" (New West)

– Just picked this up earlier today and I will be reviewing it soon. This band just keeps on getting better I think. This album has been knocking me down and picking me back up all night. Album closer, "A World Of Hurt", is about as gut-wrenching a track I've ever heard.

Once upon a time, my advice to you would have been go out and find yourself a whore / But I guess I've grown up, because I don't give that kind of advice anymore / Gonna be a world of hurt / Gonna be a world of hurt / Gonna be a world of hurt

I was 27 when I figured out that blowing my brains wasn't the answer / So I decided, maybe I should find a way to make this world work out for me / And my good friend Paul was 83 when he told me; that "To love is to feel pain" / And I thought about that then and I've thought about that again and again / Gonna be a world of hurt / Gonna be a world of hurt / Gonna be a world of hurt

"To love is to feel pain" there ain't no way around it / The very nature of love is to grieve when it is over / The secret to a happy ending is knowing when to role the credits / Better role them now before something else goes wrong / No, it's a wonderful world, if you can put aside the sadness / And hang on to every ounce of beauty upon you / Better take the time to know it there ain't no way around it / If you feel anything at all / Gonna be a world of hurt / Gonna be a world of hurt / Gonna be a world of hurt

So if what you have is working for you or you think that it can stand a reasonable chance and whatever's broken seems fixable and nothing's beyond repair / If you still think about each other and smile before you remember how screwed up it's gotten or maybe dream of a time less rotten / Remember, it ain't too late to take a deep breath and throw yourself into it with everything you got / It's great to be alive / Gonna be a world of hurt / Gonna be a world of hurt / Gonna be a world of hurt

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