50,000 Watts

Album: The River & the Thread (2014)
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  • This song is about the Memphis radio station WDIA, which advertised itself as "50,000 Watts of goodwill." Cash told Uncut magazine that it is one of her favorite tracks on The River and the Thread because, "It feels like a heart-opener, looking into the future with so much hope, and knowing everything will be all right."
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