Album: The Ghosts of Highway 20 (2016)
  • The refrain "even your thoughts are dust," is a line that Lucinda Williams borrowed from her father Miller Williams, an Arkansas-born poet. It was her manager/husband Tom Overby who suggested that it would make a good song. "I felt kind of nervous about it," Williams admitted to Billboard magazine. "If you read it as a poem, it's very short in thought - and you just can't throw music on behind it. You have to come up with an arrangement using those lyrics so you create a refrain."
  • While we are on the subject of dust, here are some dust fun facts from The Encyclopedia of Trivia:

    During Kim Il-Sung's reign in North Korea, people went to prison for letting dust collect on his portrait.

    About 27 tons of dust rains down on the earth each day from space, making a total of almost 10,000 tons each year.

    Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

    Up to 15,000 dust mites can thrive in just one gram of dust.

    Lunar dust is actually composed of tiny bits of glass that will kill a human if they are exposed for too long.

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