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If We Were Vampires – A Song About Marriage by Jason Isbell

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Jason Isbell and his band, The 400 Unit, have a new album out.
Isbell is not a Christian, but his works touch on his experiences of Christianity in his life.
If We Were Vampires is a song about marriage (not stated, but implied).
The song acknowledges that marriages end.
And that ending makes the time spent together all the more purposeful.
It’s bittersweet, but the relationship makes the pain at the end more than worth it.
Here are some of the lyrics.

If we were vampires and death was a joke
We’d go out on the sidewalk and smoke
And laugh at all the lovers and their plans
I wouldn’t feel the need to hold your hand
Maybe time running out is a gift
I’ll work hard ’til the end of my shift
And give you every second I can find
And hope it isn’t me who’s left behind
It’s knowing that this can’t go on forever
Likely one of us will have to spend some days alone
Maybe we’ll get forty years together
But one day I’ll be gone or one day you’ll be gone

Have a listen.

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