Saturday, December 13, 2008

If We Make It Through December

Track #13 on His ND Xmas is "If We Make It Through December" by American Suitcase.

This is a cover of a Merle Haggard song (of course!) from a compilation I found on emusic called If I Make It Through Christmas, that has six holiday songs by Scandinavian bands. American Suitcase (Norwegian band from Oslo) transform Merle's "If I Make It Through December" into a Magnetic Fields song, without diluting its underlying theme.

I've adapted the tagline of this song "if we make it through December, we'll be fine" as my blog description for December, and those words make a near perfect encapsulation of how many of us are probably feeling at the end of this year.

Here's Merle's original version, from 1973.

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