Song of the Day #2,786: ‘Can’t Close the Door on Love’ – Lucinda Williams

lucinda_ghosts_highway_20Much to the relief of some of my regular readers, I’ll be closing out my track-by-track look at Lucinda Williams’ The Ghosts of Highway 20 this week, featuring the album’s final four songs.

I understand the criticism of those who find the songs too slow, or Williams’ vocals too slurred, but I don’t share it. Williams’ voice is like Bob Dylan’s in that it’s not technically great but it’s exactly the right instrument for her songs.

Disc Two has had a faster tempo than Disc One so far. Let’s see if that continues on track four, ‘Can’t Close the Door On Love.’

This track was originally written for another (unnamed) artist, and you can tell. It has a much more traditional structure and feel than the rest of the album. A nice change of pace.

You’re just a little rough around the edges
Tough as nails and mean as dirt
But that’s exactly what I expected
Cause baby, you’re one piece of work

You’re smart as a whip and you can be a handful
Be always right some of the time
And I know we fight and we can raise some hell
But I’m gonna be with you for the rest of my life

Cause trust me
You can’t close the door on our love
Just because you made somebody cry
It ain’t no thing
It’s just a little tear drop
Trust me
You can’t close the door on love

I know you’ve got a little bad boy in you
And I’ve got a little bad girl in me
But at the end of the day we know what to do
That’s the way it’s always gonna be

[Chorus x2]

Trust me
You can’t close the door on love

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,786: ‘Can’t Close the Door on Love’ – Lucinda Williams

  1. Dana says:

    Peg, only 4 more days until we can break out the champaign.😄

  2. Peg says:

    LOL Actually I like this melody; and I think she does sound like a female Dylan at times; I’m trying I’m trying

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