Sitting in traffic with Nanci Griffith

While driving to BooksNJ2017 (Thank You!) on Sunday, and sitting in traffic on the Garden State Parkway, I got to appreciate again two of New Jersey’s charms: Good writers and traffic jams.

But that’s not the point.

I had pulled out some long-unlistened CD’s including a compilation of Nanci Griffith, the Texas folk singer.

The last song on the CD is  “It’s a Hard Life” or something like that.

That’s the one with the chorus line that sticks: “If we poison our children with hatred, the hard life is all that they’ll know.”

Seems timely.

Here’s a version.


The song made me think of an old piece I did years ago called “I’m sorry you hate me.”

Here’s a link:


They each take a couple minutes, but they are worth it.

About michaelstephendaigle

I have been writing most of my life. I am the author of the award-winning Frank Nagler Mystery series. "The Swamps of Jersey (2014); "A Game Called Dead" (2016) -- a Runner-Up in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Indie Author Contest; and "The Weight of Living" (2017) -- First Place winner for Mysteries in the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Contest.
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