I’m loving Port of Morrow, the new album by The Shins, and in particular It’s Only Life, probably the most personal of James Mercer’s songs, as he sings in the chorus:
I’ve been down the very road you’re walking now
It doesn’t have to be so dark and lonesome
Takes a while til we can figure this thing out
And turn it back around…
Youtube doesn’t have an album version for the song out there, but I prefer that to any of the live versions I can find. That said, this sorrowful rendition on Saturday Night Live gets pretty close:
Seriously, though, you should buy the album if you haven’t done already, as it’s magnificent.