Absolutely gutted to hear of the passing of Justin Townes Earle. He was one of those songwriters that I turned to when I needed space or time to think, when that melancholy reflectiveness sometimes sneaks up and overwhelms you or when I needed a song that just knew how it was to try and, for whatever reason, not succeed.
I have a lot of favourite songs, but some of his are among my favourite, favourite songs.
Sad, sad day.
It was his weary heart that pushed him to the edge
He was tired of living life, looking for love
“A weary heart just needs a little touch
And is it too much to ask?”, he cried as he stepped into the wind
He turned his back on the world and he fell back to Earth again