So sometimes when you're listening to an old Bruce song, you find yourself listening to a brand new Bruce song. That, my friends, is beauty, art, love and music at its finest.
This is a shining example ... the studio album cut of the song "If I Should Fall Behind" isn't bad, but it doesn't stand out as especially brilliant, by anyone's standards. It's just a nice little song, and even when Faith Hill remade it with her lovely voice, it was still just a nice little song, but nothing special.
But Bruce's reinterpretation of this, his own song, performed live here in this clip, is something special. He turned it into a folk waltz, and let the fiddles provide the musical hook. Suddenly, this is one of my most treasured Bruce songs.
And today I dedicate it to Mrs. Iowa Scribe ... love, like music, needs to live and grow and change -- and it needs to be granted the patience to do so.
And that's what this song is about.