Wednesday, April 6, 2011
I’m too old to let you go
I’m too young to let you down
I’ve been wanting to write about this song for a while now, and with Ryan Adams’ double-7” vinyl EP, Class Mythology, set for release on Record Store Day, well, now seems appropriate.
This is one of Adams’ best songs. It’s not on an album, as Adams recorded it as a rushed Cold Roses-era B-Side, and frankly, it’s not very heartfelt or good in that form. But here, in a live setting, it’s tremendous. It’s fragile, it’s real, and it says exactly what Adams is feeling – that he’s getting older, that the world around him is moving faster as he gets older, and that he’s still learning about love..and it’s confusing as hell. Sound familiar?
Ryan Adams - Learn To Love