She laughs. “I know, I know, the first time you heard it and it came to that line and you realized what happened—my God!”
“But why are we attracted to ‘morbid joy’?” I ask.
“Because if it doesn’t get expressed in art and culture, then you get depressed. It has to be expressed; it’s an essential part of our nature.”
“George Jones is better than a pill?”
She laughs. “Yeah. This is why we don’t go crazy. Because we can put it out there.”
“September When It Comes” written by Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal. Rosanne Cash published by Chelcait Music (BMI), administered by Measurable Music LLC, A Notable Music Co. John Leventhal published by Lev-A-Tunes (ASCAP)