Song of the Day #4,747: ‘Pheasant Feather’ – Josh Rouse feat. Jessie Baylin

Two Josh Rouse songs over the past three Random Weekends. Can’t complain about that!

Today’s track comes from Rouse’s 2015 album The Embers of Time, which he described as his “surreal expat therapy record.” These tracks find him battling depression and coming to terms with his own mortality. But while a couple of songs are on the morose side, this is mostly a life-affirming collection.

On today’s track, Rouse is joined by Nashville singer-songwriter Jessie Baylin, a new name to me. She has released a handful of albums over the past decade on her own label.

[Chorus: Josh Rouse]
Am I a hunter or a fox?
A pheasant feather on a wooden box
A childhood friend, a bitter end of me

[Verse 1: Josh Rouse]
So glad to see you’re doin’ well
You always have stories to tell
Bring in the bags, I’ll pour us both a drink

[Verse 2: Jessie Baylin]
Through the years, been up and down
I’m still in love, but it’s different now
Wish someone would tell me what to be

[Chorus: Josh Rouse & Jessie Baylin]
Am I a hunter or a fox?
A pheasant feather on a wooden box
A bitter friend, a jealous end of me

[Bridge 1: Josh Rouse & Jessie Baylin]
Everything is right here waiting for me
I’m in another town, somewhere over seas
Every single night, when I close my eyes, I cannot sleep

[Bridge 2: Josh Rouse]
The world is success performed
If I’m down here on the floor

[Chorus: Josh Rouse & Jessie Baylin]
Am I a hunter or a fox?
A pheasant feather on a wooden box
I wish someone would tell me what to be

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,747: ‘Pheasant Feather’ – Josh Rouse feat. Jessie Baylin

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    A melancholy album about battling depression and death- that’s right up your alley.😀

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