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Lucinda Williams

Seeing Black (5:14)

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  • good ol' Lucinda!
  • nice!
  • Not sure I've ever heard Elvis shred like this. Dayum.
  • Good song
  • awesome!
  • A great track from her new CD!
  • "when you made the decision to jump ship/ once and for all lose your grip/ did you wax the deck to make it easier to slip/ when you made the decision to jump ship."
  • pretty wonderful. a sparkling song built on various questions directed to a suicidal friend that not just reinforces something lucinda said in interviews (that she gets mad whenever she hears someone killed himself), but quite grasps the agony of the situation for the person ("tell me baby, what was it like?", "when you made the decision to jump ship/ once and for all lose your grip", "was it hard to finally pull the plug?", "did you finally get tired of running the race?"), not only her reacting to it (e.g. "pineola" and "sweet old world"). the use of "seeing black/red/white" in the chorus is particularly shattering: a person (in this case, musician vic chesnutt) settling to the idea of leaving this world and slowly fading from black to white. but instead of being emptied to the point of unselfness, lucinda overfilled (frantic, blistering guitars) him to the same state: this is a tribute song of admirable power & heart.

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