Song Of The Day – The Civil Wars – “Poison and Wine”

The Civil Wars' Barton Hollow cover

The Civil Wars’ Barton Hollow cover (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Civil Wars song “Poison and Wine” is today’s selection. I have said many times in the past that, first, country is not my usual cup of tea, and second, it is all about the song. This song strikes a few chords. The lyrics, when taken with their personal history, are hauntingly cryptic. The tune amazing in its subtlety. Put both together and you have one heck of an emotional song. Beautifully crafted and worthy of something I seldom do. That would be listening to it several times in a row. This constitutes high praise from me for a song on a genre I don’t normally praise.

“Oh I don’t love you but I always will”

Song Of The Day – Civil Wars – “Barton Hollow”

The Civil Wars' Barton Hollow cover

The Civil Wars’ Barton Hollow cover (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I am thinking this could be my new favourite song, until the next one.  To bad The Civil Wars have broken up, at least they got a Grammy.  Call them folk or country or whatever, good is good.  The song is “Barton Hollow” and is from the album of the same name, released in 2011.