My Morning Jacket - John Dyes Her Hair Red

Darla
(DRL347-3: 708527034736)
Release date: 7/26/2019
Genre: Rock




A single to play a week before the album is released. 

One of 16 previously unreleased bonus tracks on The Tennessee Fire: 20th Anniversary Edition 3xLP/2xCD/DIG selected by Jim James.

"friends, i’m pleased to share “john dyes her hair red” with all of you ahead of tennessee fire’s 20th anniversary. this is one of the first song poems i ever wrote- i always liked the idea of a song being this little picture or puzzle, and not necessarily having to "mean" something or be about some big story or have tons of linear lyrics, but more just painting a weird little scene. i have always tried to make my music gender neutral when it comes to love or romance for the most part, so that a person of any gender could experience a song and not feel excluded if i was using "he's" or "she's" or whatever and this is an early experiment with that, of a person named john, which is traditionally a "male" name, who is dying her hair red and sitting in the shower til it all turns back brown- and maybe one would think- "well why did she ever even dye her hair red in the first place?" -- Jim James

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