Divorce Separation Blues

January 23, 2017

A different kind of blog posting ...

 

The Avett Brothers' new album, "True Sadness", includes the song "Divorce Separation Blues" which touches on love, separation, and divorce.

 

 

Seth Avett said, "It is odd to me that more songs aren’t specifically written about divorce, considering how painfully common the event has become. In this particular case, the idea for the song came along as a yodel, which I have no explanation for, except that I am a sucker for a sad song presented in a relatively bright or conversational way,"

 

 

Here is a link to a YouTube video and these are the lyrics.

 

 

I'm gonna keep on living
Even though I sometimes do
Fantasize about disappearing
Down in the ocean blue
Just to get some peace and quiet
From the warfare inside my heart
Well I've been under ear-splitting fire
Ever since we've been apart

 

 

Well I'm gonna wash the dishes
Pay the bills and watch the news
I've got the tough education
No celebration
Divorce separation blues

 

 

Yodel eh hee yodelo lodi lay he yodel lay he

 

 

Well I'm gonna keep on waking
And rising up before the sun
And lying in the dark wide awake
When everybody else is done

 

 

And sleeping in their beds so peaceful
Dreaming with the love they choose
I've got the tough education
No celebration
Divorce separation blues

 

 

Yodel eh hee yodelo lodi lay he yodel lay he

 

 

And I'll sign on
The line beneath my name
The road is gone
I can't go back the way we came

 

 

Well neither one of us
Really wanna hear the town
We try to keep our friends at bay
Try to keep the gossip down

 

 

Well some folks just want the dirt
And don't even care if it's true
But then again who cares who's talking
I'm worried for myself and you

 

 

And I'll sign on
The line beneath my name
The road is gone
I can't go back the way we came

 

 

They say one of every two
Bound to be set aflame
Every level of resentment
Responsibility and blame
Well now I'm bound to break a promise
One I made to God and you

 

 

I've got the tough education
No celebration
Divorce separation blues

 

 

I've got the tough education
No celebration
Bad communication
Worse interpretation
Love deprivation
Pain allocation
Soul devastation
Cold desolation
Life complication
Resuscitation
Divorce separation blues

 

 

Yodel eh hee, olay hee, olay hee, olay hee
Yodel eh hee yodelo lodi lay he yodel lay he

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