"My Road Now"

  • Paul Westerberg
  • "My Road Now"
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The first Westerberg song in a while plays like a songwriter's card trick. It starts as a tender piano-ballad portrayal of an outsider, until the reveal comes at the chorus; Westerberg turns ornery, ordering the song's subject, again and again, to disappear. His ire barely changes the gentle tone.

From The Archives Issue 1168: October 25, 2012