Poison & Wine (3:39)

Cover of Barton Hollow

From Barton Hollow and 6 other releases

The Poison & Wine Songfacts reports that this is the only song on Barton Hollow that Joy Williams and John Paul White wrote with an outside collaborator - their friend Nashville songwriter Chris Lindsey.

‘Poison & Wine’ is a musical snapshot about the dichotomy of love - that while it can be the thing that destroys you, it can also be the very same thing that beckons and builds you. JP and I are both married – have been for several years now - and we got to talking one day about what a tug and pull our individual relationships can be. The longer you know someone - and the longer you allow someone to know you - the more the light and shadows inside each person become more vivid. This song was our attempt at being as brutally honest about the dangerous and beautiful process of knowing and being known. - Joy Williams


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You only know what I want you to
I know everything you don't want me to
Your mouth is poison, your mouth is wine
You think your dreams are the same as mine

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