"Come Down in Time"
Tumbleweed Connection, 1971
I love the melancholic, and I love the sadness. I love writing sad songs. Not that I'm sad as a person – because I'm not – but they get to me. Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young have written so many of them. Peter Gabriel, "Don't Give Up." They're the ones that stay with me for life, and when you write one of those songs, oh, does it feel good! If it were down to me, I'd write that sort of shit all the time! I love "Come Down in Time." It was only our third album, and it's kind of something that a jazz singer would record. Chordwise, it was like nothing I'd ever written before. Essential for this list? Absolutely.