Another selection chosen simply because I like the song. I first heard “Our Town” performed by Iris DeMent on her haunting 1992 album Infamous Angel which was a staple of my play list once I heard it on WXPN in 1994. Having just said that, it was not until I heard Kate Rusby’s version from her 1999 Sleepless album that this song really made an impression on me. So beautiful and sad at the same time.
Up the street beside the red neon light,
That’s where I met my baby, one hot summer night.
He was the tender and I ordered a beer,
It’s been twenty years and I’m still sittin’ here.
Here it is on iTunes.