Weakness

Album: All American Made (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • The title track of Margo Price's Weakness EP, this started out as a poem that the songstress wrote one night. She recalled to NPR:

    "I think it might have been a late-night scribble in my notebook. And my husband just found the first couple lines. I had written, 'Sometimes I'm Virginia Woolf. Sometimes I'm James Dean.' It's probably something that nobody would have heard, had it not been for him going back through my notebook and telling me what was salvageable and what was not. We're always very critical of each other. So if something's good, we tell each other that it's good, and if something's s--t, then we toss it out the window.

    I definitely feel the counterplay of feeling like - sometimes things feel really nice, as far as where we're at now. But there still is pain and temptation and all of these things that kind of make up a human."
  • The song was later included in Margo Price's second album All American Made.
  • All American Made was ranked by American Songwriter magazine as their #1 album of 2017. They said:

    "Second albums often feel safe - you want to keep and cradle the fans you carefully cultivated. Price doesn't play that game. Instead, she doubles down on her beliefs, sonic ambitions and lyrical explorations, and comes out with a jackpot."

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