White Cedar, from the Mountain Goats' new album, which is tentatively called 'Transcendental Youth'.
I'll be reborn someday, someday
If I wait long enough
I don't have to be afraid
I don't want to be afraid
And you can't tell me what my spirit tells me isn't true - can you?
It's an upbeat song - very upbeat, compared to Darnielle's general work - and although it's not as objectively pepped-up as, say, Amy Grant, it somehow feels like a happier song. White Cedar emerges from a context of suffering and is richer for it. Like the ending to the first season of Deadwood!