When we first toured with Wagon, one of our earliest supporters was WFMU’s Laura Cantrell, “proprietress” of her Radio Thrift Shop. All these years later, when a tune began forming with faint echoes of Tammy and George / Emmylou and Gram, we called Laura, who was gracious enough to come aboard. She sings the duet with Danny, and after sitting down to whip the writing into shape, she’d added a lovely bridge, a new title, and – what else – a line about a radio.
The story is common: a fraying relationship that both parties may or may not salvage. We’ve all seen long-lasting relationships and marriages fade or fall apart. When it happens we think back about these couples and how they seemed so content or so perfect for one another. Of course, we want them to be perfect. Our video could represent a couple’s happy times: holidays, vacations, more than anything a shared purpose.”