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Such the lazy Jackstraw always late for tea
Never bothers to ring lately
Says the silly sparrow a gossip in the grain
Have you heard the, oh you don't say

Someday, someday snow shall fill the trees
You best make warm eves

Callous is the old crow, he mock even the sun
Eyes as black as blood, bone crack in the craw
He'd say, he'd say always never mind
Always never mind

Truth be beggar that holds his tongue
Dines on none, none but air alone

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    UnregisteredAug 20, 2014 at 9:19 pm
    While on tour, Ray found out that his wife had been cheating on him, they seperated. While they were seperated (not divorced) he had an illicit affair as well...subsequently they divorced bitterly and he wrote 'Gossip in the grain' out of his pain at the betrayel, fighting, gossip, lies and hurt that came of the entire situation.

    It's a haunting and beautiful view inside the mind of a creative person who is soul-hurt and able to translate his pain into music.

    We should all be lucky to never experience this kind of pain personally, but we are too-lucky in that Ray Lamontagne allowed us all a front row seat to his theater of pain.

    With this new knowledge, listen to 'Gossip in the grain', track by track, from the beginning and interpret a-fresh the mind, soul and heart of a generous and creative soul. You're welcome.

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