Monday, July 21, 2008

Now theres a way and I know that I have to go away.

One of the loveliest and saddest songs I have ever heard is Okkervil River's Savannah Smiles. It is sung from the perspective of the father of Savannah, a porn star who took her own life after a disfiguring auto accident. While people will likely be distracted by the porn thing, I think the song will touch any parent who fears losing touch and relationships with their children.

Here is a great live version. This has convinced me that I need to these guys when they roll into town later this year.

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