Hayes Carll, "It's a Shame"


July 27, 2008

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

Grade: A-

Listen: It's a Shame

Buy: It's a Shame

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  1. TomNo Gravatar says:

    this is the kind of song that would almost make you buy a car just to listen to it in the proper environment – great stuff.

  2. jeffNo Gravatar says:

    was on his first record, highway 87, and was well worth re-cutting for trouble in mind.

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