“Who You Were Before”
As I have said before, I love Katie Buchanan. She has that great, bluesy style voice, and a tremendous writing ability that is pure poetry. Listen to this line:
It ain’t a story till it’s told
Short, to the point, but it goes right to the heart of the matter. And the lyrics broadcast over older, black and white film of trains and El’s going who knows where just add to the poignancy of the longing of traveling and the fact that, unless you come back different in some way from a journey (physical, spiritual, mental), you’ve just come back. It ain’t a great adventure unless you come back changed somewhat. This is a song of change and how change is always good. Buchanan, you have done it again.