A Leaving Song.
Here are the staff picks:
Leeann Ward: “She’s Crazy For Leavin'” – Rodney Crowell
For me, this song plays out like a movie scene in one of those wacky romantic comedies. The guy is over-the-top trying to convince his girl not to go, saying that “she’s crazy for leaving”, while everyone else at the bus stop pretty much knows he’s the crazy one and tells him to just let her go. I especially love the hook, “You can’t stop a woman when she’s out of control.” Few can write tongue in cheek like Crowell and Guy Clark, I tell ya.
Dan Milliken: “She’ll Remember” – Dwight Yoakam
The zany first minute never gets old for me.
Tara Seetharam: “Let Him Fly” – Patty Griffin
To me, one of the most beautiful songs ever written. It so perfectly captures the equally peaceful and equally crushing “beauty of just letting go.”
Kevin Coyne: “Consider Me Gone” – Reba McEntire
Smart, adult, and even-tempered, this record claims the moral high ground while still managing to get in a subtle dig or two.