A piano, a beautiful voice — and, briefly, politics fades

By Mad Dog
Published: Jul 07, 2011

"Lost hours and secrets too/ No one will find but you/ Falling is like brand new rain/ Places I have never been/ I thought these things would come to me/ Love is another country, and I want to go." That is Tift Merritt, from Another Country, and in a month when the national conversation is ugly, I find it heals.