Two country giants released a collaboration album early this year. I didn’t realize it. I’m glad I finally discovered it thanks to CMT Edge.
One of the tracks getting attention is this one and I think it’s rightfully getting attention. The song makes you think about the world right now and what’s going on with it.
Have a listen and we’ll talk about it later…
The Weight Of The World – Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Really cool groove on this one. It’s kind of bluesy and really not like anything you’ll hear anywhere today. It feels like lounge music kind of. I can see sitting in a lounge-type bar watching these two perform this song. I’d be sitting there drinking some kind of cocktail instead of a beer. It’s cool. These two are cool.
The lyrics are about all the things going on in the world right now. Emmylou describes that inspiration on the CMT Edge interview. She said they were getting together on the groove and talking about all the things they had been seeing on the news.
And that’s where the inspiration for the song came along. She said it seems like people today aren’t worried about the future and what choices today will have a negative impact in the future.
Maybe it’s a folly to watch the news. I had to pull away from watching it and limit the places I go for news online. There is just too much negativity in the world and it’s always been that way. You can only take so much. There have always been negative things, but there are also positive things.
The best we can do is to do our part to make the world a positive place.
CML Points: 88/100