Riff: Mavis Staples – “Every Step”

Jun 25, 2013

I get tired and lonely lose my way/My lord he knows me every step of the way

from Every Step lyrics by Mavis Staples

Backed by an unexpectedly menacing drone on the first of three compositions penned by Tweedy, 73-year-old Staples’ admission that she’s tired is perhaps understandable considering she’s been singing similarly fervent ‘praise the lord’ sentiments ever since she was ten; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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