Grace For Saints And Ramblers - Iron & Wine

from the album Ghost On Ghost (2013)

As a rambler of sorts, I welcome any song that offers a bit of grace.  Making matters even better, Grace For Saints And Ramblers by Iron & Wine is a happy song that puts a bounce in your step and a smile on your face.

How fun this song must have been to record!  With its snappy drums, glorious harmonies, and snazzy keys this tune is simply too melodious.  I also enjoy the rapid fire lyrics, sweetly sung by Samuel Beam.  The visual imagery is outstanding, including "jonesed-up punks and Jesus freaks", "hopeless sinners, sweepstake winners", and "budding blossoms blaring Johnny Rotten."

Counterbalancing these wild images is a hook line of "But it all came down to you and I."  I dig that in the midst of all this craziness are two people making their way in the world.  Cool stuff.

Click Here to listen to the album version of Grace For Saints And Sinners.

Click Here to watch the song performed live on KEXP.