a dark turn of mind

Take me and love me if you want me
Don’t ever treat me unkind
‘Cause I had that trouble already
And it left me with a dark turn of mind
Now I see the bones in the river
And I feel the wind through the pine
And I hear the shadows a-calling
To a girl with a dark turn of mind
But oh ain’t the nighttime so lovely to see?
Don’t all the nightbirds sing sweetly?
You’ll never know how happy I’ll be
When the sun’s going down
And leave me if I’m feeling too lonely
Full as the fruit on the vine
You know some girls are bright as the morning
And some have a dark turn of mind
You know some girls are bright as the morning
And some girls are blessed with a dark turn of mind
-Gillian Welch

Been listening to this song a bunch lately and wishing I was of the bright-as-the-morning variety but alas, alack. Perhaps I just need to learn to embrace my dark side. Incidentally, I saw Gillian Welch give a great performance with David Rawlings at the Wheatland Music Festival in ’95 or ’96, that was such an incredible weekend with friends. The man I was there with broke my heart once (to be fair, I broke his first) but I’m happy to say we are good friends now, so perhaps there is hope yet.

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