Far From Any Road

While browsing YouTube a week or so ago, I ran across a category of music labeled: “Southern Gothic”. I looked around a bit, and a duet named The Handsome Family stood out like the proverbial sore thumb. It was the name. Who or what in the world would call themselves The Handsome Family?
I picked out a song called “Far From Any Road”, from the album, Singing Bones, for my first listen. I was entranced, to say the least.
After doing a little research later on, I learned the song was used as the theme song for the first season of True Detective, which I believe airs on HBO.
I was so smitten with the song (and others by The Handsome Family) I wanted to share it with the world.
In places, the words are hard to understand, so I have included the lyrics under the YouTube link.
I hope you’ll listen, and I’m betting a lot of y’all will enjoy this haunting piece.


16 thoughts on “Far From Any Road

    • Thank you, I will look them up. . . . definitely love the dark stuff. I liked all the songs I’ve listened to by The Handsome Family, but this one was my favorite . . . close seconds were “Bottomless Hole” and “My Sister’s Tiny Hands”.

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    • YouTube is a good place to discover artists one may never have known existed otherwise, especially if like me, one never listens to the radio. My taste in music is eclectic, no one owns me–except for Bruce Springsteen.That man owns me. lol. Love all his music.


    • You’re welcome, Craig. I’m always on the lookout for something different. On my blog, under the music category, there’s a post titled “Blackbirds”. If you haven’t heard it already, give it a listen. The woman singing, has a lot of different-but-good music out there.
      Thanks for stopping by and the follow. I’ll be to your blog later on to look you over. lol

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