Ray LaMontagne – “Like Rock & Roll and Radio”
I liked this song a lot when I first listened to Ray LaMontagne’s new (and fantastic) album, God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise, but the lyrics really hit me over the head when I saw LaMontagne live. It’s such a powerful tune about a relationship changing… it seems so painful and I can actually feel it. Then he throws in a few comparisons that totally get my mind going in other directions. It’s a really well-crafted tune:
“Are you still in love with me, like the way you used to be
Or is it changing?
Does it deepen over time, like the River that is winding
Through the Canyon?…
Are we strangers now”
Like the Ziegfeld Gal and the Vaudeville show?
Are we strangers now?
Like Rock and Roll and the Radio?
Like Rock and Roll and Radio…”