Townes Van Zandt — Lungs
From the latest (and this season’s penultimate) episode of True Detective. A fantastic show with a fantastic bluesy and blues-rock soundtrack.
The lyrics really shine in this wonderful track by The Zandt. Fellow singer-songwriter and good friend Steve Earle reportedly said that Townes wrote this song while sick with pneumonia in a hotel bed in NYC.
"Get the jumper cables, this motherfucker is lying."
Thanks to Elaine for getting me hooked on this show.