Jason Isbell — If We Were Vampires
Album: The Nashville Sound
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Released: 2017
Length: 3:27
Plays (last 30 days): 6
It's not the long flowing dress that you're in
Or the light coming off of your skin
The fragile heart you protected for so long
Or the mercy in your sense of right and wrong

It's not your hands, searching slow in the dark
Or your nails leaving love's watermark
It's not the way you talk me off the roof
Your questions like directions to the truth

It's knowing that this can't go on forever
Likely one of us will have to spend some days alone
Maybe we'll get forty years together
But one day I'll be gone or one day you'll be gone

If we were vampires and death was a joke
We'd go out on the sidewalk and smoke
And laugh at all the lovers and their plans
I wouldn't feel the need to hold your hand

Maybe time running out is a gift
I'll work hard 'til the end of my shift
And give you every second I can find
And hope it isn't me who's left behind

It's knowing that this can't go on forever
Likely one of us will have to spend some days alone
Maybe we'll get forty years together
But one day I'll be gone or one day you'll be gone

It's knowing that this can't go on forever
Likely one of us will have to spend some days alone
Maybe we'll get forty years together
But one day I'll be gone or one day you'll be gone
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 CyrusPaul wrote:

here is one (sorry for the annoying ad before the clip).
https://youtu.be/eAJs3VYQ8rs

 
I have something in my eye...


 Imkirok wrote:

Do you have a link?

 
here is one (sorry for the annoying ad before the clip).
https://youtu.be/eAJs3VYQ8rs


 CyrusPaul wrote:
Watching Isbell and Shires do this live makes it even more heartbreaking.....husband and wife looking at each other harmonizing about one of them dying before the other.   "Hope it isn't me who's left behind...."

 
Do you have a link?
Really like this song!
Great song buy waaay overplayed here.
The word 'contrived' comes to mind.
That just got a 10 on first hearing. Wow!
Sweet sorrow
Some people really deserve their misery. Not sure why they inflict it on the rest of us in comments here, however. {#Ask}

Jason has a unique voice, songwriting style, and guitar-playing. Always enjoy his work and looking forward to seeing him live in 3 weeks.
Simple, but nice.
I absolutely love Jason's work, it speaks to my soul somehow.  But, I find if I listen to too much of it I can actually begin to slip into depression.  A tonic best administered in small doses.
Watching Isbell and Shires do this live makes it even more heartbreaking.....husband and wife looking at each other harmonizing about one of them dying before the other.   "Hope it isn't me who's left behind...."
first time hearing this, wanting it to pick up the pace a bit...oh great add a female vocalist.....uggg..too sappy for me right now.. 6.1