Gillian Welch – Everything is Free

There’s some really beautiful tracks on Gillian Welch‘s Time (The Revelator) album (recorded way back in 2001, no less), and I’ve been flitting between different ones as my favourite for the last few days. After much pondering I guess this one kinda speaks to me the most.

So don’t fear the country music section, and remember – if anyone asks if you’re listening to country, just pass it off as bluegrass and make good your escape while they ponder the *difference!

* = In the interest of full disclosure I only know the difference because I just looked it up! =P

Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator) album cover

Everything is free now, that’s what they say
Everything I ever done, gonna give it away
Someone hit the big score, they figured it out
That we’re gonna do it anyway, even if doesn’t pay

I can get a tip jar, gas up the car
And try to make a little change, down at the bar
Or I can get a straight job, I’ve done it before
I never minded working hard, it’s who I’m working for

Everything is free now, that’s what they say
Everything I ever done, gotta give it away
Someone hit the big score, they figured it out
That we’re gonna do it anyway, even if doesn’t pay

Every day I wake up, hummin’ a song
But I don’t need to run around, I just stay home
And sing a little love song, my love, to myself
If there’s something that you want to hear, you can sing it yourself

‘Cause everything is free now, that’s what I said
No one’s got to listen to, the words in my head
Someone hit the big score, and I figured it out,
And I’m gonna do it anyway, even if doesn’t pay

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