Thom Chacon (from the E.P. American Way available on Pie Records)
Heartbreak, reflection and political questioning are the themes for American Way, Thom Chacon’s EP follow up to 2018’s Blood in the USA.His gritty, road weary voice remains the perfect vehicle to deliver equally gritty, road weary tales accentuated by the subtle touches of Tommy Mandel’s Hammond B-3. American Wayis an EP that proves Thom Chacon has meandered around the block a time or two; eyes wide open and pen in hand. Think back to that first time your heart was broken, your mind locked on the person doing the breaking. Lines like ‘see you holding his hand, he pulls you in close. Look into his eyes, it’s like an overdose. My darling, you making me a fool, can’t think of nothing, nothing but you’ from EP opener, “Nothin’ But You”, pour heartache from a bottomless pitcher.
“The American Way” looks at America and its current states of division, a song loaded with heavy hitting lyrics that examine ‘some pushing hate, some preaching love’ to those who don’t want to be told who to love or how to pray. With the line ‘you can’t hear me, I can’t hear you, over the deafening sounds of the counterfeit news’. Thom Chacon captures a hopelessness due to an unwillingness to listen, claiming we may all be doomed to ‘live free or die the American way’. Closing with a cover of Joan Osbornes “One of Us,” Thom Chacon exits American Waya tune that hypothetically evens out a spiritual playing field.
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