Song of the Day #2,779: ‘Doors of Heaven’ – Lucinda Williams

lucinda_ghosts_highway_20Track six on Lucinda Williams’ The Ghosts of Highway 20 is another lyrical downer. But according to Tom Overby, Williams’ husband and manager, it’s a “groovy little blues jam.”

Overby has posted lengthy write-ups of every song on the album to Williams’ Facebook page over the past few weeks, offering insight into the recording process and origin of each. I wish every artist would do that.

Yep, it’s a groovy little blues jam. Like most songs on the album so far, the highlight is the guitar work. I don’t mean that as a slight to Williams’ songwriting or singing — I’m just very impressed by the guitars.

Open up the doors of heaven and let me in
I think I’m finally tired of living, let me in
I’m going to walk into glory
Tell everyone my story
So open up the doors of heaven and let me in

I’ve tried to live my life the righteous way
I tried to do my best from day to day
But no matter how hard I try
Seems all I do is cry
So open up the doors of heaven and let me in

Someone told me there’s a better place than this
Where I can go and receive my mother’s kiss
A place so full of love
Somewhere up above
So open up the doors of heaven and let me in

I hear them say that this life is a gift
That it’s precious as a baby’s breath
They can talk till they’re dumb
When my time has come
Open up the doors of heaven and let me in

Open up the doors of heaven and let me in
I think I’m finally tired of living, let me in
I’m going to walk into glory
Tell everyone my story
Open up the doors of heaven and let me in

Open up the doors of heaven and let me in
Open up the doors of heaven and let me in
Open up the doors of heaven and let me in
Open up the doors of heaven and let me in

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,779: ‘Doors of Heaven’ – Lucinda Williams

  1. Dana says:

    Mercifully less sleepy, but still slurry.

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