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Brittany Howard’s “Georgia”

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Track 4 on Brittany Howard’s Jaimie album. “Georgia.”

With approximately 60 seconds remaining on the song.

It was about then—on my second listen—that Howard unbuttoned my shirt, typed in the four-digit code to open up my chest, and snatched my heart.

She looked dead into my eyes and said, “This is mine now.” Much like the Somali pirate nabbed the ship from Captain Phillips in that scene we all know. I’m not mad, though. I’m not mad. It’s all good. And I still have the song.

Fair trade.