A song I’ve been hearing on New Country First – AOL lately is from an artist I hadn’t heard of – Margaret Durante. The song kept coming on every once and a while and it always caught my attention. In fact, each time the song would come on I’d switch browser tabs and be sure to click 5 stars out of 5 and turn up the volume a bit.
The song is Mississippi’s Crying and I have to say it’s one of my favorites right now.
Backtracking a little bit – the song was actually recorded by Emily West a few years ago. A couple of Nashville’s heavy hitter songwriters had co-written the song and it made its way to Emily and now to Margaret. It’s a great song and while new artists normally don’t get pitched the best of the best this tune seems to have slipped through the cracks and may be the one to make Margaret a name in Nashville.
Mississippi’s Crying is a sad song about a woman watching her lover drive away. He’s left her all alone in Mississippi and it just happens to be pouring rain as he drives away. It’s almost like the skies of Mississippi are crying the sad tears along with the narrator.
When someone leaves you it always seems like a crummy day. To think that it’d be raining down hard on the day your lover leaves you for someone else seems fitting. There is feeling of sadness, frustration, and loneliness as they head out of your life forever.
Songs like this may be sad, but they help us all get through the difficult changes in our lives. To know others out there go through the same emotions and situations makes us feel a bit better about our lives.
I’m not sure if this song will make Margaret a star in Nashville, but it grabbed my attention each time I heard it on the radio. It’s got a great melody. The vocals are powerful and leave a mark on the listener. If not this song there is certainly a future in music for Margaret.
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Mississippi’s Crying – Margaret Durante