As you might be able to tell, I am very into The Khrusty Brothers right now. Their lyrics provide a level of permission to listeners to be right where they are, and we can always use a little more permission to be ourselves. It can be scary to admit what we cover up with all of our effort. Still there is some kind of release when that permission comes. . . something begins to break.

Here are some lyrics from “Captain Purdue” that always seem to do the job:
Watching one more year go by
wondering when I’m gonna cry
I am half a football field
From the place my heart will yield

I’m sick of sinking down
In my tight black evening gown
It’s a lost cause everyday
And I’m faking it all the way