Steve Earle is well known for his controversially liberal political and social ideologies in the predominantly conservative country music genre. As a result, his political views too often overshadow his talent and creativity. On “Days Aren’t Long Enough”, however, all of his activism is put aside for a moment for the sake of love.
Earle invites his wife, Allison Moorer, to join him on this ballad about how days aren’t long enough to focus on undeniable love. It is a beautifully executed ballad with Earle’s and Moorer’s voices blending perfectly to create a romantic tribute to love.
Whoever listens to this song can tell that they’re not taking this relationship for granted. It is nice to hear Steve Earle’s softer side accompanied by a gentle production on this song that sounds like it could have been a classic in another time.
Written by Steve Earle & Allison Moorer
Listen: Days Aren’t Long Enough