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day 50: joanna newsom’s new album not out yet

Anonymous: You wouldn't happen to know why the video for good intentions paving company was never released? It looked really promising

I answered this question a whileeee ago but if I remember it was because they (as in either drag city, joanna or both) decided they didn’t like the final product of the video so they scrapped the whole idea basically. I believe it was completed but they in the end decided against releasing it for reasons unknown.

Joanna Newsom- No Provenance 
I have died happy,
and lived to tell the tale to you.
I have slept for forty years,
and woke to find me gone.
I woke safe and warm in your arms.

Joanna Newsom - The Book Of Right-On

Anonymous: What are your thoughts on Good Intentions Paving Company? I was reading that post you made about your favorite songs from HOOM and I noticed you didn't include it. It's one of my favorites and I'm curious to know what you think about it.

Oh I love Good Intentions as well, I was just trying to avoid putting all the songs from HOOM in a write-up lol! I feel like a lot of people could relate to Good Intentions. From my perspective, she sees this relationship as a positive and wants a certain outcome from both the relationship as a whole and from the other person, but there are a lot of doubts in her mind. The journey through the relationship for it to reach the point she’d like it to be at has a lot of bumps and struggles. She questions a lot of things and possibly over-analyzes situations in the relationship - perhaps she feels shes is giving all of this love to the other person but isn’t assured in her mind that its being returned in equal measure. I like that line where she says ‘waving the flag, feeling it drag’. She may feel that she’s carrying the weight of the relationship, the emotions of it, trying to solve the problems within it, and she’s hoping that at some point good intentions will be enough to help them reach a comfortable place in their relationship, more for her sake than his.  It’s just so relatable. It’s definitely a great song and i love everything about it.