Aural Story of the Week – Joanna Newsom

Count me among those who found Joanna Newsom’s voice to be more akin to a screeching 13-year old girl’s than anything I would actually want to listen to. I’m coming around, OK. This is “Good Intentions Paving Company”:

Grandpa always said the road to hell was paved with good intentions. So is the road to a breakup, apparently:

And I did not mean to shout, just drive
Just get us out, dead or alive
A road too long to mention, lord, it’s something to see!
Laid down by the good intentions paving company

All the way to the thing we’ve been playing at, darlin’
I can see that you’re wearing your staying hat, darlin’
For the time being all is well
Won’t you love me a spell?

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One response to “Aural Story of the Week – Joanna Newsom

  1. Pingback: Saul Bellow to Joanna Newsom « Meanderings

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