"Annabelle" as written by and Gillian Howard Welch....
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    General CommentLife is full of suffering, especially for a sharecropper who is the voice we hear in this song. Bad things happen. Children die. The crop fails. Life is hard.

    The only consolation is to have faith in the afterlife. Why is life so full of suffering? His answer is that he doesn't know. Maybe it's just the way the world is. The world isn't here to please us. It's all a mystery.

    When we've all gone to Jesus, then he'll tell us what it all means. There be an answer in the sweet bye-and-bye.
    jweyekon July 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite lyrics off all time is this chorus...

    "We cannot have all things that please us, no matter how we try. Until we've all gone to Jesus, we can only wonder why."

    So amazingly honest and real.

    The versus revolve around the chorus, telling the story of a struggling 19th century sharecropper who loses the only thing that really matters to her, her daughter Annabelle. There's nothing that can really explain why bad things happen in life so you just need to keep going on with your life and not worry why they happen. You'll get everything you want/need in the afterlife.
    gobosox5on September 21, 2012   Link
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    General CommentTerribly sad song, but beautiful as well.
    whoshaton August 17, 2011   Link

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