I’ve meant to write about musician Josh Ritter for some time, ever since I first listened to his album, So Runs the World Away. It was really the 3rd track that made me stop and fully pay attention – no mean feat in my world. It’s such a striking, cinematic song and I loved it even more as I read the lyrics. Here’s the first verse from “The Curse”:He opens his eyes falls in love at first sight With the girl in the doorway What beautiful lines and how full of life After thousands of years what a face to wake up to He holds back a sigh as she touches his arm She dusts off the bed where ’til now he’s been sleeping And under miles of stone, the dried fig of his heart Under scarab and bone starts back to it’s beating
I think he is very good writer and certainly not afraid to take an unusual subject to turn into a song. How many songs have you heard about a mummy who wakes up, meets modern girl, falls in love? Ok, well, how about one in which the mummy goes on a book tour? Didn’t think so.
Anyway, I just came across a novel this morning authored by Mr. Ritter. With his storytelling and writing talent, it didn’t surprise me to see he had published a book. It’ll be interesting to see how how his talents translate. Keep you posted…