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Lucero: 1372 Overton Park1372 Overton Park (2009)
Universal Music Group
Reviewer Rating: 4.5
Contributed by: AnchorsAnchors
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I distinctly remember being alone in a dimly lit bar a couple years ago. It was a Sunday during finals week, and I didn't have an exam the following day but none of my friends felt like joining me. As I sat at the bar with my beer, Lucero's "She Wakes When She Dreams" came over the jukebox. The m.
I distinctly remember being alone in a dimly lit bar a couple years ago. It was a Sunday during finals week, and I didn't have an exam the following day but none of my friends felt like joining me. As I sat at the bar with my beer, Lucero's "She Wakes When She Dreams" came over the jukebox.
Momma you know we might make some mistakes, and if we should fault it's us who should be blamed / Don't you think twice about what's wrong and right, we learned it a long time ago / We keep it close, and you're with us tonight / Home, it might scatter and fade, with time, all things must change / The route might take its own course, but momma we're still your boys."
It's one of the rare songs that strikes so personal a chord that it really takes you aback. It makes you evaluate your own family situation. It makes you thankful for everything you have.
And that's Lucero in a nutshell. For 10 years the four boys from Memphis have been writing songs woven into the American and emotional fabrics. No one is lost on their appeal. Not the middle-aged man hearing their music for the very first time. Not the couple that realizes how happy they are together just by hearing Nichols' voice. And not the college kid sitting at the bar alone.
Lucero writes songs for us all.
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