This is the 2nd in my series titled Sorrow. I call this one “Burden.” Representing the burden some carry in taking care of a dying loved one. To many, this is not a burden but an honor, but to most, it also must be unbelievably difficult. You can read a complete description of this series at my website angierucker.com. Peace.
“Green Eyes and a Heart of Gold.” The Lone Bellow is without a doubt, my favorite album and band of 2013. Such a passionate band! They sing their hearts out!! Which is why I was so excited when I heard they were coming to Columbus to play in a little club downtown. It’s shows like that you don’t forget and I certainly won’t forget that one. Not to mention the realization that I will probably never see them in such a small venue for such a small ticket price ever again. Not to matter, the memory is still with me. If you are new to The Lone Bellow, listen to their first hit, “You Never Need Nobody.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsnrzr0Bm80 – It will give you the perfect introduction to an unbelievable folk/country/soul sound.
I wanted to do a bit of a different interpretation with this image. The lines I have created are:
…green eyes and a heart of gold,
all our money’s gone and the house is cold
and it’s alright, it’s alright…
…our song is not a dying dream
you’re not alone, you’re not alone
The green I’s raining down represent all their troubles (“the money’s gone and the house is cold”) – she is trying to run out of the “rain.” (away from the troubles). The umbrella – her protection, to show that she is “not alone.” She has someone with her that loves her and everything will be “alright.” Her heart of gold she keeps safe with her wherever she goes… the “rain” can’t touch it because it is part of her.
This song reveals so much about a couple living in a city, trying to make their dreams come true. Having to struggle for that to happen must make it that much sweeter when it does, and what better young trio for that to happen to? Treat yourself to the outcome of an unbelievable 2013 band’s dream by listening below. But be warned, you won’t be able to stop at just one song…or two…or three! Oh, why not just buy the whole cd? You won’t be sorry. Thanks Lone Bellow!!