Friday, April 20, 2012

Bonnie Raitt - "All at Once"

Bonnie Raitt was on The Colbert Report this week to promote her new album, Slipstream, which reminded me how much her 1991 album Luck of the Draw meant to me back in the day. So, here's the closing track, "All at Once." Just a beautiful, heartbreaking song about a kindhearted woman who realizes her life hasn't worked out at all. And the last two lines are particularly crushing: "Why the angels turn their backs on some/Is just a mystery to me."