AUK’s Chain Gang: Another emotionally raw song from the other end of the telescope “Your Daddy Hates Me”

Drive-By Truckers
Photo: Brantley Guitierrez

Following ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’ by Bonnie Raitt, we are exploring the polar opposite of love with this wonderful Drive-By Truckers song  from the ‘Decoration Day‘ album. This is Patterson Hood’s lament for an escaped love. Lyrically straightforward and heartfelt. We’ve all been there, recognising our own faults as a relationship crumbles though perhaps not as intensely as Patterson! The funeral pace and Isbell’s squealing bottleneck guitar adding menace to the heartache filling it with a doomed damnation. This is a deep deep cut and all the better for it though it definitely represents  a particular time in the Truckers development.

“And I know your daddy hates meI know I probably hate me tooBut I also know you don’t hate meEven though you probably like to and ought to “

About Keith Hargreaves 366 Articles
Riding the one eyed horse into dead town the scales fell from his eyes. Music was the only true god at once profane and divine The dust blew through his mind as he considered the offering... And then he scored it out of ten and waited for the world to wake up
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