Riff: The Civil Wars – “From This Valley”

Aug 6, 2013

Oh the outcast dreams of acceptance/Just to find pure love’s embrace/Like an orphan longs for his mother/May you hold me in your grace

from From This Valley lyrics by The Civil Wars

The Civil Wars dip a little bit into the Genericana well on “From This Valley,” covering “deserts” to “oceans, rivers, mountains and valleys,” and a few other clichés in-between. I guess that’s the unavoidable par for everybody’s course these days, at least if you need a mid-album fluff single.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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