Alejandro Escovedo: Thirteen Years
This, my friends, is one helluva breakup song. Last year, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin famously engaged in process of "conscious uncoupling" wherein they separated with equanimity and mutuality. I think that it's more common for there to be a power imbalance and for one person to get dumped and the other to do the dumping. This beautiful, beautiful song from Alejandro Escovedo seems to be written from the former perspective. Recorded live in Austin in 1996. Turn it up.