Feel The Blues: Alan Getto – “Change”

Photo Cred: Andrew Hafnor

Alan Getto

“Change”

Versus

Wow.  Think of a slightly more positive Conor Oberst with a better voice and beautiful slide/blues guitar playing and you get Alan Getto.  Inspired by paradoxical elements of life and examining his own transition into his current lifestyle, Getto finds a perfect balance between various dualities through his artistic expression. Having recently located to an unfinished farmhouse in Western Pennsylvania from Brooklyn, Versus presents Getto’s personal confrontation with his own ambivalence. The album intentionally plays with cliché oppositions such as nature vs. the city, good vs. the bad and male vs. female. One can’t exist without the other, and for anything to exist, there must be a degree of conflict: “the versus.”  You can hear this in his voice, his lyrics, the simple production, the beautiful lyrics.  And his guitar playing:  wow, Bonnie Raitt would be proud.  Just listen to these great lyrics:

Change, change, change…
It’s all the same.

And then you die,
but somehow survive,
and then wake up
to another day.

And you go to work
all goddamn day.
You dirty a shirt
every goddamn day.

But then comes a morning;
a new day is dawning.
You wake up to find
things changed.

And you gotta do the dishes
every goddamn day,
and put off the wishes
every goddamn day.

And then you die,
but somehow survive,
and then wake up
to another day.

Change, change, change…
It’s all the same.
Change, change, change…
It’s all the same.

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