Song of the Day #3,599: ‘Goodnight Rose’ – Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams has released 16 albums in the past 17 years. He once went three years without releasing an album, but he had already made up for that by releasing three albums in a single year.

Of all those releases, the two I know best — the only two I know well, really — are the first two. 2000’s Heartbreaker and 2001’s Gold are both excellent, wide-ranging works and among my favorite records of that decade. In fact, it just struck me that I somehow missed that Heartbreaker was a 2000 release or else it surely would have made my personal best-of list.

I don’t know why I haven’t fully embraced any of those other 14 albums, though I own about half of them. Maybe I never got a chance to give one a chance before the next one came out.

Anyway, every time I hear a track from the albums I do own, I like it. The exception is 2003’s Rock N Roll, which is too loud for my taste. But today’s SOTD, from the 2007 album Easy Tiger, is a winner.

Goodnight Rose
We’re going to win
Put your troubles behind you
And go on to bed

Let go of the worry
There’s so much nobody understands
Don’t live your life in such a hurry
Life goes by us all so fast

And the sun will come up again
And I will be here
If you get scared just hold my hand
Tomorrow is yours and who knows
Maybe we’ll win the whole shebang

Goodnight Rose
Goodnight
Goodnight Rose

Good morning sunshine
A new day begins
And the hustle and bustle of the traffic greets you kindly
I can tell because you’re smiling

C’mon give ’em everything that the winning demands
Just one more ribbon Rose
Before the mantle place caves in

And the sun will come up again
And I will be here Rose
If you get scared just hold my hand
Get out of that dress
Go on to bed
The bar is closed

Goodnight Rose
Goodnight
Goodnight Rose

Goodnight Rose
Goodnight
Goodnight, Goodnight Rose

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,599: ‘Goodnight Rose’ – Ryan Adams

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Does his take on Taylor Swift’s 1989 get heavy rotation with you?

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