Rosanne Cash and the Many Meanings of Love

One of the most gifted singer-songwriters of our time talks love, science and the deep space between men and women

Rosanne Cash, the daughter of Johnny Cash, is not a country and western singer in the tradition of her famous father. She's American music's theoretical physicist of love. (Deborah Feingold)
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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)


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