Song of the Day #3,130: ‘Dark Days’ – Punch Brothers

hunger_games_soundtrackThe Hunger Games soundtrack is the gift that keeps on gving, popping up on Random Weekends to deliver somber ballads appropriate to the film’s dystopian Appalachian setting.

Today’s example is from Punch Brothers, a “progressive bluegrass” band that formed a decade ago in Brooklyn (of course).

It’s lovely, like most of the album.

Mother, listen to my heart
Mother, listen to my heart
Just as one beat ends another starts
You can hear no matter where you are
Sister, hide our love away
From the evil we both know
It can see you through these dark days
Though they seem to darken as I go

Our love will see us through these dark, dark days
Sister, ’til it lights the way back home
Sister, hide our love away

It can turn the whole world upside down
Shake it ’til the sky falls to the ground
We don’t have to reap the fear they sow
Friends, as long as we hide our love away
In the good they’ll never know
It can see us through these dark days
Though they seem to darken as I go

Our love will see us through these dark, dark days
Sister, ’til it lights the way back home
Sister, hide our love away

Mother, listen to my heart
Just as one beat ends another starts
You can hear no matter where you are

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,130: ‘Dark Days’ – Punch Brothers

  1. Dana says:

    I love the way T Bone Burnett produces a record.

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