Music Monday: Something in the Dark

In 2009, Rosie and I had been together barely a month, when we took  our first trip; we flew to Santa Fe, NM to see JD Souther perform. I lived and traveled in a motor home for six years so I’ve had the pleasure of seeing JD perform in New Mexico, Arizona, Oregon, Washington state, California, Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee. Obviously, I’m a huge fan of his work … and you can probably tell that he and Rosie have their own mutual admiration society.

 

Back in the day, gawd I sound so old, JD and Jackson Browne were sometimes referred to as the fifth and sixth Eagles. JD co-wrote some of their best known songs, including Best of my Love and New Kid in Town. This is off his latest album, Tenderness, which was  released this just past year.

I’m thrilled to see JD is still putting out new material and performing. Perhaps one day down the road I will get an opportunity to introduce him to Ivy — Rosie’s successor.

 

You've been up too late, sitting in a cooled room
Staring at the ceiling, waiting for a call
I know where you live. I can hear you breathing
No matter what you do now, tears are gonna fall

Something in the dark
Is big enough to hold you
It's picking at your heart
A little piece at a time
There's a shadow on the wall
You hear voices in an empty room
Something in the dark
Will get you every time

There's nothing you can say you haven't said already
Nowhere you can go that you haven't been
You could have made a deal when your hands were steady
Before you shut the door on your only friend

Something in the dark
Is big enough to hold you
It's picking at your heart
A little piece at a time
A shadow on the wall and
You hear voices in an empty room
Something in the dark
Will get you every time

You better watch your step, if you ever take one
You could stumble in the darkness or fumble in the light
Your breath is getting heavy, drowning out your footsteps
You can run, run, run, and never get it right

Something in the dark
Is big enough to hold you
It's picking you apart
A little piece at a time
You could try to scream
But nobody can hear you
Something in the dark
Will get you every time
                  --For Judee

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