I haven’t been able to get this song out of my head or this version out of my browser tabs for the past couple weeks. There’s been a good older Ryan take of Jacksonville Skyline and a different singer’s quiet, persistent cover of Won’t Back Down passing through adjacent tabs, but this Houses on the Hill hanging around feels like a fair reason for the other videos to stop by.
I can’t explain exactly why the song has stuck this time. The war and the pills are my usual reasons. This time, I think it’s the unsent letters. It’s not their writer’s holding back at the time. It’s the finding them later and what personal histories have ensued, all of the moments or moments passed by.