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Amanda Shires, Jason Isbell Offer Stirring Rendition Of “The Problem” [Video]

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Last month, Amanda Shires released “The Problem” in recognition of International Safe Abortion Day. The riveting ballad, featuring her husband Jason Isbell, confronted the stigmas associated with reproductive rights, and over the weekend “The Problem” received the live video treatment from Isbell and Shires.

The husband-and-wife team are gearing up to hit the road for a run of acoustic duo performances next month. On November 5th, Isbell and Shires will play a drive-in show at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds in North Carolina, as well as a two-night run of “pod” concerts at The Bend in Charleston, SC on November 6th and 7th.

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The video features a familiar sight for fans of Isbell, Shires, and Peter Levin‘s I So Lounging series, as the power couple performs from their house just outside of Nashville, TN. While the sound of the video is markedly similar to the single released last month, the performance video provides added emotion to the already-wrenching song. Throughout Shires and Isbell’s back-and-forth vocals, they return to a refrain of “I’m on your side.” While only four simple words, this provides a backbone to the message of standing by and supporting those affected by the fight for women’s rights.

Watch the new live performance video for “The Problem” from Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell below. Scroll down to read the song’s lyrics.

Amanda Shires, Jason Isbell – “The Problem” [Official Live Video]

[Video: Amanda Shires]

“The Problem” Lyrics

Remember Katie White

She jumped the fence that night

She ran away in tears

Your sister drank her beer

 

We were just eighteen

The older girls could be so mean

I was talking just to talk

You were still in shock

 

And all I could think to say

Was everything’s gonna be okay

It’s gonna be alright

I’m on your side I’m on your side

 

What do you want to do?

I’m scared to even say the truth

This has been the hardest year

Is it even legal here?

 

I’m trying not to think of names

Will you look at me the same?

Do you need the reasons why?

Is a chrysalis a butterfly?

 

And all I could think to say

Was everything’s gonna be okay

It’s gonna be alright

I’m on your side

I’m on your side

 

And no one has to know

The scars won’t even show

At least that’s what I’ve heard

No bigger than a baby bird

No bigger than a baby bird

 

Do you think God still sees me?

Coming out of this twilight sleep

I’m not sure who I am

Staring into my empty hands

 

And all I could think to say

Was everything’s gonna be okay

It’s gonna be alright

I’m on your side

I’m on your side

View Lyrics

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