Highwomen & Yola Carter (feat.) & Sheryl Crow (feat.): Highwomen | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Highwomen» von Highwomen & Yola Carter (feat.) & Sheryl Crow (feat.).

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 2019 08 13 (Single), 2019 09 06 (Album)
Label: Elektra, Elektra 075678651748
Songwriter Brandi Carlile & Amanda Shires & Jimmy Webb
Produktion: Dave Cobb
Genre: Post-Millennial-Music - Country - Countryrock

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Ein Antwortsong auf das Lied Highwayman von der Country-Supergruppe (Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash und Kris Kristofferson). Jener Song aus den 80er Jahren handelte von amerikanischen Aussenseitern, die auf dem Weg zum Heldentum gestorben sind, aber deren Ziele überlebt haben. Dieser Song handelt von weiblichen Pendants.
Der Name dieser Americana-Supergruppe, bestehend aus Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris und Amanda Shires, sowie den Gastsängerinnen Yola Carter und Sheryl Crow ist ein grossartiges Wortspiel mit dem Namen der Supergruppe aus den 80er Jahren. Beide Formationen heissen gleich. Der Unterschied liegt in der Schreibweise! Jacques Derrida, der Philosoph der «Spur» hätte seine Freude daran, denn er betonte stets, dass alle Zeichen primär geschrieben Zeichen seien und dass der Sinn im Übersetzen und Weiterschreiben lebendig gehalten wird. Das ist es, wovon die Highwomen/Highwayman singen und das ist es, was die Highwomen hier tun: Sie halten eines der schönsten Country Songs der 80er Jahre am Leben.

Personen und Querverweise


Highwomen & Yola Carter (feat.)
Sheryl Crow (feat.)
Brandi Carlile
Amanda Shires
Jimmy Webb
Dave Cobb

Lyrics

[Verse 1: Brandi Carlile] I was a Highwoman And a mother from my youth For my children, I did what I had to do My family left Honduras when they killed the Sandinistas We followed a coyote through the dust of Mexico Every one of them except for me survived And I am still alive [Verse 2: Amanda Shires] I was a healer I was gifted as a girl I laid hands upon the world Someone saw me sleeping naked in the noon sun I heard "witchcraft" in the whispers and I knew my time had come The bastards hung me at the Salem gallows hill But I am living still [Verse 3: Yola] I was a freedom rider When we thought the South had won Virginia in the spring of '61 I sat down on the Greyhound that was bound for Mississippi My mother asked me if that ride was worth my life And when the shots rang out, I never heard the sound But I am still around [Chorus] And I'll take that ride again And again, and again, and again, and again [Verse 4: Natalie Hemby] I was a preacher My heart broke for all the world But teaching was unrighteous for a girl In the summer, I was baptized in the mighty Colorado In the winter, I heard the hounds and I knew I had been found And in my Savior's name, I laid my weapons down But I am still around [Verse 5: All] We are The Highwomen Singing stories still untold We carry the sons you can only hold We are the daughters of the silent generations You send our hearts to die alone in foreign nations It may return to us as tiny drops of rain But we will still remain