OK – here’s the deal. I can’t be bothered to write some jocular comment about the dangers of ‘Family Gatherings‘ in our current times and you sure as hell don’t want to read some jocular comment about the dangers of ‘Family Gatherings‘ in our current times so we’ll take that as written and read and just move onto the song for today. Cool. Jackson Scribner is a rising folky in Texas and his song relates to the size of his extended family which can be summed up as both a blessing and a case of “who the heck are all these people, and what are they doing in our home?”
Or, as Scribner puts it somewhat more subtly – he is the wordsmith after all – “’Family Gatherings’ is a song I wrote about my family holidays. My family is extremely large, which is great, but sometimes I don’t know some of my cousins or other family members that are there. It’s kind of this mutual understanding that you have with your family members, especially in a large family, that you may not see certain family members for an entire year, but you know you always have them as family.”
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