bagels and lox and uncle tupelo

by Amy Turn Sharp


I was smearing cream cheese on bagels back in the early 90's at one of the million college jobs I had and this dude I worked with (adorable-where in the world are you now Jim Hobbs?) gave me a primer on some hip music. He turned me on to Uncle Tupelo and I fell hard. I was in a store yesterday and heard "The Long Cut" and smiled until my corners wanted to crack. I immediately dusted off my CD and have had a great evening. To listen to yr youth is the most amazing buzz. What do you love? Think hard about songs you loved once and listen. You will hear the past and it sounds so sweet.

I've been searching and you've been gone
Out looking for the shortest path to the one that you're on
And I've already seen all I wanna see
Come on, let's take the long cut
I think that's what we need
When we were younger, we were strong
We felt a lot better than the things that we'd done
Now if it's to be, if you still believe
Come on let's take the long cut
I think that's what we need
If you wanna take the long cut
We'll get there eventually
I've been searching and you've been gone
Out looking for the shortest path to the one you're on
Now if it's to be, if you still believe
Come on let's take the long cut
I think that's what we need
We've been in a deep rut
And it's been killing meI
f you wanna take the long cut
We'll get there eventually