Thursday, November 29, 2012

Just Sing, Little Darling, Sing With Me

I can't stop listening to this song.

The song? First Aid Kit's "Emmylou." Not only is it a beautiful song penned by two Swedish sisters, these young women wrote one of my favorite choruses that I've ever heard:

I’ll be your Emmylou and I’ll be your June 
If you’ll be my Gram and my Johnny too. 
No, I’m not asking much of you 
Just sing, little darling, sing with me.

Emmylou (Harris), June (Carter Cash), Gram (Parsons), and Johnny (Cash). Heck, Gram Parsons died 17 years before the oldest First Aid Kit sister was even born! That they could write a song referencing Gram is further testament to just how great The Grievous Angel's--Keith Richards' best buddy--music was.

And "Just sing, little darling, sing with me." is such a gorgeous line. It's the essence of love, isn't it?

I'm not asking much of you, just sing, little darling, sing with me.

Perfect. Simple. Beautiful.

To those who say that great music is dead, I say you're wrong. And Johanna and Klara Söderberg present my exhibit "A."