20 Obscure But Awesome Willie Nelson Tracks

From a Bob Dylan co-write to a polka, 20 songs by the Red Headed Stranger you may not have heard

"Words Don't Fit the Picture" (1972)

The title track to Nelson's 1972 album, the cover of which features an out-of-place Nelson lugging his own guitar while a chauffeur holds the door of a waiting Rolls-Royce, is an honest admission that a romance is no longer working. One of Nelson's more direct breakup songs — no veiled metaphors here — the lyrics plainly state that there's "no need to force the love scenes." Rather, "this is the time to say goodbye." It's Nelson at his most stark, refusing to feign a smile, turning out the lights and, like the title of his 1967 single, admitting "the party's over."

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