Tuesday, March 02, 2004

"I Ain't Ever Satisfied"

There's a dusty, arid hopelessness about this song, perfectly conveyed by the almost-monotone vocals. Steve Earle is one of those few guys who's reached a point where he isn't afraid to take on the moral majority with in-your-face observations about "Amerika", but when he was still earning his stripes he created some great country imagery: "I was born by the railroad track/Well the train whistle wailed and I wailed right back".

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