It’s a strange thing to hear a song’s chorus for the first time, and then find yourself singing along the second time through. But that’s exactly what happened to me a couple weeks ago, as I sat in my car belting out “When My Time Comes” at the top of my lungs.
The song, by the LA roots-rock band Dawes, caught my ear with its pulsing bass line, rich vocal harmonies, and darkly funny lyrics like:
So I took what I wanted and put it out of my reach
I wanted to pay for my successes with all my defeats,
And if heaven was all that was promised to me
Why don’t I pray for death?
The song is available for free download at Dawes’s website, where they also have some photos and stories from the road. I highly recommend checking it out.