Beautiful Heartache: Jameson Elder – “Sinking Like A Stone”

jameson elder 2
Jameson Elder

“Sinking Like A Stone”

Prodigals & Thieves

I love Americana singer/songwriters, and I really love Jameson Elder.  He has this wonderful, sweet but powerful voice that has this slight twang to it.  I love the way Elder sings directly to you.  He is so honest and straightforward.  His lyrics are really beautiful; he makes you feel good to be sad.  In “Sinking Like A Stone”, you keep hoping that he finds that perfect someone to replace the one that left him.  And at the same time, he draws you into his storytelling.  I’ve quoted the first verse to illustrate what I mean:

Went out today down to 5th and Main
And bought me a new pair of shoes
Trying to escape all these broken dreams
And outrun the shadow of you
Coulda done better
Coulda done worse
I shoulda done nothing at all
The way your kiss brought me to the edge
It set me up for the fall

Cause I was born with a restless heart
And fever in my lungs
Trouble’s done it’s work on me
Maybe I should have known
I’m sinking like a stone
Sinking like a stone

So much for being open hearted
So much for caring at all
Take a chance and you hope for the best
But then everything you do goes wrong

I was born with a restless heart
And fever in my lungs
Trouble’s done it’s work on me
Maybe I should have known
I’m sinking like a stone
Sinking like a stone

 

Share Button


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.