new Indigo Girls song — “Second Time Around”

Look what I found! A new Indigo Girls song — “Second Time Around.” I can’t help but love a song with the line “god-fearing lesbian” in it. Not too too many of those around.

Second Time Around by Amy Ray

The second time around, you know it really got me down
sister, don’t you judge us, keep it to yourself now
if you ain’t got nothing good to say, don’t say nothing at all

I got bitten by the bitter bug, and now I just can’t get enough
I’m ill will in my own conceit, I’m weary of the world, it seems
I’m weary of the world, weary of the world, it seems

It’s sort of always gone my way, I’m just a little bit off these days
Like I’ve had hard knocks all my life, like I’m a bible belt wife
Like I didn’t see it coming, like I didn’t walk in willingly

You see I never want to sing again, lalala like a butterfly
without my wits about me, without my heart in mind
the third time’s a charm, this is mine

You said you heard Loretta sing, felt the loneliness seeping in
the cowboys made you uneasy, you’re a god-fearing lesbian
so you’ll learn not to yearn, and you take it on the chin again

Here’s what I find about compromise, don’t do it if it hurts inside
because either way you’re screwed, eventually you’ll find
that you may as well feel good, you may as well have some pride

Come August we’ll go to Cherokee and let Loretta do her thing
pack it into the Indian Casino and make the hillbillies sing
kick up our heels and join in

Are you my lie, or my enemy, do you have self-loathing or empathy
can you keep me in your prayers, sister, can you keep me in there somewhere
sister, if you ain’t got nothing good to say, don’t say nothing at all

And here’s a review of a recent concert, from The Denver Post.

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