Ball of Wax 50 Songs: The Foghorns – “40 Watt Light”

The Foghorns are back (not that they ever really go away, bless ’em) with “40 Watt Light,” a tune whose warm, smoky swing belies the cold, bitter lyrical content. We seem to have here a portrait of a man trapped in a cold room (most likely in the Midwest) surrounded by strangers, haunted by the headlights of a lost love. The lyrics are vintage Bart Cameron: painting just enough of a story to have you reaching for a beer (or wiping a tear) while leaving enough unsaid to let you make the story your own.

The Foghorns will bring their impeccably disheveled sounds to the LoFi next Friday (December 15th) at the Ball of Wax 50 release show. Get your tickets now!

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