Both the intro and outro feature a restless tapping sound – like either a train rhythm, or impatiently tapping fingers, perhaps. A rich melodic hook, again making me think of the ‘Tunnel’ album. The drums start on the second verse. It’s a mostly positive tale of a guy looking forward to meeting his girl off the said train, but hinting at the darkness he’s trying to escape by doing so – there’s a ‘voice that keeps me awake at night’, and he wishes ‘If I could just turn off my brain’. It could be a counterpoint to ‘There Goes My Miracle’: here, she’s arriving; there, she’s leaving.
"So where'd you listen to it, Mr. Mysterious? Link, please?" I should have been more clear that was parody, as though I believed the train video was the real song, ha, I am such a comedian. That review by the guy in the Independent-"could well be one of his greatest albums yet"-wow, is he a Kool-aide drinker. I was driving and heard Hello Sunshine again, have a slightly more positive opinion of it, but Western Stars still sucks. I think there will be some good cuts off the rest of the album.
That's the best of the 3 so far, by a large margin, lyrically more dense, not just repeating the same lyrics over and over like the last two. Pretty strong lyrics. Sung in more of a Bruce voice. Very heavy on the strings, so heavy they drown out the horns, but sounds nice, the string chorus riff is catchy. Struck me as very funny some fans said about the 1st release that they didn't like country but liked that, Sunshine had nothing to do with country. You take away the strings and this is a modern country song, with the Bruce-drawl he sings it with and the lyrical content.
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