This is the perfect song for a Wednesday Fourth of July.
Realistic, but not resigned.
Hopeful, but without illusions.
All of which is a pretty decent approach to life and governance.
American Tune was written by Paul Simon in 1973.
This cover is done by Darrell Scott.
The delicate licks of the guitar float alongside the tender grist of his voice.
His phrasing is exquisite.
Simple and beautiful.
It doesn’t get better than that.
So just try to get some rest.
And think of it as you watch the fireworks tonight.
©4 July 2012 Isabella Darling. All rights reserved. Images as attributed. Video via standard youtube license.