August 28, 2008
Don’t know why I’m so into kiss-off songs for this feature, as this is my third in a row. This week, I’m recommending “I’ll Be Gone”, a killer track off of Clint Black’s 1989 debut album, Killin’ Time. Even though five singles were pulled from that record, there were still could’ve been hits that were overlooked.
This is Clint at his best, with rapid-fire wit and wordplay backed by fierce honky-tonk country. “Baby you’ve got questions I don’t care to answer, and I don’t get off on leading people on.” He tells the lady he’s leaving behind, “Before you see me going, I’ll be gone.”
That’s my recommendation this week. What’s yours?