My Morning Download: “47” by Anders Osborne (playing with Phil Lesh and Friends at the Tower Theatre in November)


Photo by Jayne Tansey-Patron
Photo by Jayne Tansey-Patron
Guitarist, roots rocker, singer and songwriter, Anders Osborne is releasing a new album, Peace, on Tuesday, October 8th on Alligator Records. Earlier this year the New Orleans based, Swedish born musician released the Three Free Amigos EP. Osborne will be heading out on tour with Phil Lesh and Friends for a dozen shows, three of which are scheduled at the Tower Theatre on November 5th, 6th, and 11th. Osborne, who turned 47 this past May, has written what on the surface seems like an autobiographical tune in which he questions his ambitions and the quest for material satisfaction. Below a sampling of the lyrics, download “47.”

Everybody keeps telling me to keep doing what you’re doing,
So I keep doing just that
But it don’t mean a thing

A young man’s dream at 17,
Got s— done at 21
at 32, I met you,
I made a little money at 40
I made a little money at 40
I made a little money at 40
But nothing happens at 47

This human condition, I’ve made it my mission,
To following the cash, go with the masses
Promises, promises, promises, promises,
I made to myself

Pre-order Peace here.



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