I Know All About It

Album: The Ghosts of Highway 20 (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • Lucinda Williams wrote this song in 1980 and had forgotten all about it until her husband and manager Tom Overby came across her demo. She recalled to Acoustic Guitar magazine: "Tom found that song in this big storage box of cassette tapes - he was going through them, trying to find a hidden gem or something - and he said, 'Oh, my God, I love this song!'

    I said, 'Really, that old thing?'

    And he said, 'Yeah, it's great! We've got to cut it.'"
  • Williams' voice has changed since she recorded the demo. "I'm a much better interpreter now; my voice is more mature-sounding," she said. "I worked on the phrasing a little bit. I fixed it up, brought it up to my current standards. But other than that, it's basically the same song."

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