His song “She Left Me For Jesus” was one of those rare intentionally funny songs, but Hayes Carll is just as capable of turning in a sincere and reflective song of unrequited love. His vocal and delivery is like a wonderful hybrid of Lyle Lovett and Todd Snider. He harmonizes eff
ectively with the female backing vocalist, and there's a wistfulness to his delivery that heightens the underlying longing in the song's lyric.
Written by Hayes Carll
Listen: It's a Shame
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