Whats all this about her looks? You're perfectly entitled to your opinion but there's no need to make comments like that. If you'd like to hear mine: I've always thought she's very beautiful, but that's about as relevant to this incredible piece of art as saying she makes nice lasagne. I love this song, for some reason it usually pops into my head when I'm frightened of all the nuts speeding around me on the M62 in the mornings. Its very powerful but calm, like a victorian hymn.
It does matter... but you know, she looks better than everyone else when you look at her face and her best sounds float in to your face... and look at the blank non-representation on a model's face and think "is that what I thought 'good' was supposed to always be?"
@walkertxkitty: Maybe you've just never known a beautiful, but good christian girl who got in trouble for her own damn actions. Maybe them lyrics just ain't for you right now. Maybe one day you'll get 'em.
I like the acoustic sounds in this track, but the words have to have meaning for me and this one just doesn't resonate. Gillian Welch has far better tracks to offer utilizing the same great music in the background but with better song lyrics.
What a great tune. Can't get it out of my head. EVER. It's said that there are certain chord progressions, or tunes, or rhythms, that are universal. I think this could fit that category, because it isn't really my kind ot song. Running around with the ragtop down. me-oh, my-oh.