Children of Children

Album: Something More Than Free (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Isbell contemplating both his parents and his in-laws early entry into parenthood. He explained to Uncut magazine: "Both sets were very young when we were born. The time my mother spent raising me likely cost her a lot of opportunities, and even though she'd never be resentful of that and it's obviously not my fault, I've benefited from it, so I've felt guilty. I think my wife Amanda, has at times felt that way about her mother. The song is my way of looking those things in the eye and dealing with them."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Yacht Rock QuizFact or Fiction

Christopher Cross with Deep Purple? Kenny Loggins in Caddyshack? A Fact or Fiction all about yacht rock and those who made it.

Elton JohnFact or Fiction

Does he have beef with Gaga? Is he Sean Lennon's godfather? See if you can tell fact from fiction in the Elton John edition.

When Rock Belonged To MichelobSong Writing

Michelob commercials generated hits for Eric Clapton, Genesis and Steve Winwood in the '80s, even as some of these rockers were fighting alcoholism.

Emilio Castillo from Tower of PowerSongwriter Interviews

Emilio talks about what it's like to write and perform with the Tower of Power horns, and why every struggling band should have a friend like Huey Lewis.

Verdine White of Earth, Wind & FireSongwriter Interviews

The longtime bassist of Earth, Wind & Fire discusses how his band came to do a holiday album, and offers insight into some of the greatest dance/soul tunes of all-time.

Michael BoltonSongwriter Interviews

Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.