“Divorce Separation Blues” – The Avett Brothers [YouTube Official Audio Stream]

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The Avett Brothers “Divorce Separation Blues” Lyrics

I’m gonna keep on livin’
Even though I sometimes do
Fantasize about disappearin’
Down in the ocean blue
Just to get some peace and quiet
From the warfare inside my heart
Why, I’ve been under ear-splittin’ fire
Ever since we’ve been apart
Well, I’m gonna wash the dishes
Pay the bills and watch the news

I got the tough education
No celebration
Divorce separation blues

Well, I’m gonna keep on waking
And rising up before the sun
And lying in the dark wide awake
When everybody else is done
And sleepin’ in their bed so peaceful
Dreamin’ with the love they choose

I got the tough education
No celebration
Divorce separation blues

Well, I’ll sign on
The line beneath my name
The road is gone
I can’t go back the way we came

Well neither one of us
Really wanna hit the town
We try to keep our friends at bay
Try to keep the gossip down
Well some folks just want the dirt
And don’t even care if it’s true
But then again who care who’s talkin’
I’m worried for myself and you

And I’ll sign on
The line beneath my name
The road is gone
We can’t go back the way we came

They say one of every two
Bound to be set aflame
Every level of resentment
Responsibility and blame
Well, now I’m bound to break a promise
One I made to God and you

I got the tough education
No celebration
Divorce separation blues
I got the tough education
No celebration
Bad communication
Worst interpretation
Love deprivation
Pain allocation
Soul deprivation
Cold desolation
Life complication
Resuscitation
Divorce separation blues

The Avett Brothers have shared a folky new song from their upcoming album, True Sadness. Listen to “Divorce Separation Blues” above, courtesy of the band’s YouTube.

Singer Seth Avett spoke with Huffington Post about the track:

It is odd to me that more songs aren’t specifically written about divorce, considering how painfully common the event has become. In this particular case, the idea for the song came along as a yodel, which I have no explanation for, except that I am a sucker for a sad song presented in a relatively bright or conversational way.

“Divorce Separation Blues” sees the band exploring their classic country side, with skillful finger picking, a relaxed rhythm, and Seth’s easy feeling vocals.

Fans of the band may remember that Seth and his ex-wife, Susan, divorced in 2013 when former drummer and bandmate Jacob Edwards reportedly discovered the singer cheating on his wife with actress Jennifer Carpenter.

Pick up True Sadness on Amazon. It’s scheduled to be released on June 24, 2016. This is the second song we’ve heard from the album, after The Avett Brothers shared an official music video for “Ain’t No Man.”

For The Avett Brothers’ latest music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page.

Source: The Avett Brothers VEVO YouTube