Don’t race the sun. I have no idea what that means, but I can’t get this song out of my head. It’s simple. There’s muted horns, a tambourine and group vocals. What’s not to love? Was that a xylophone? Is this what rainbows and sunny days sound like?
A Paper Tugboat is one of those singer/songwriter outfits that you either get or you don’t. I won’t lie, I’ve seen them live, band and solo, and I love it. I’ve heard a few different versions of this song and it always comes across as damn good. I love singing the title line at the end of the song with the rest of the crowd. A Paper Tugboat makes me want to drink beer and kiss girls. Check out their bandcamp for all their songs.