King Of A One Horse Town - Dan Auerbach

from the album Waiting For A Song (2017)

Back in May, Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach released an album titled Waiting On A Song.  The album title has captivated my thoughts ever since.  I instantly related with the sentiment.  As a songwriter, musician, and producer, Dan Auerbach must always be waiting on that next great song, something that enables him to demonstrate his wealth of talent, allowing him to dazzle the world.

You really don not have to be in the music business to be waiting on a song.  Metaphorically, it can apply to almost any occupation.

Similarly, I have been captivated by a track on the album, King Of A One Horse Town.  Have you ever wondered which is better: being a big fish in a little pond, or a little fish in a big pond?

In my life, I have regularly opted for the latter.  On a few rare occasions, it has worked out for me, but - more often - I have been eaten, my good parts offering nutrition for the larger fish, and the rest excreted.  Sad, but true.

The sentiment of this song is the hollowness of being the King of a One Horse Town.  I wonder if he is right?  I have often wondered if that was the better path.  Maybe its a "grass is always greener" sort of thing.

I dig songs that make me think about this kind of thing.  It is even better when the song it well-written, well played, and well produced.

Click Here to watch the official music video for King Of A One Horse Town by Dan Auerbach.